The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) Program in Ontario

The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) Program in Ontario

In the dynamic energy consumption landscape, Ontario businesses have a unique opportunity to optimize their operational costs and contribute to a more sustainable energy future. The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) program stands at the forefront, offering a strategic pathway for large industrial electricity consumers to drive efficiency, reduce costs, and positively impact the environment.

Understanding the ICI Program

What is ICI?

The Industrial Conservation Initiative is a forward-thinking program in Ontario designed to encourage and reward large electricity consumers for managing their energy usage during peak demand periods. By doing so, businesses play a crucial role in ensuring the electrical grid’s stability while reaping the benefits of financial incentives and reduced electricity costs.

Key Features and Benefits:

Peak Demand Management:

  • ICI participants actively engage in reducing their electricity consumption during identified peak periods.
  • By doing so, businesses contribute to the electrical grid’s reliability and stability, helping to manage peak demand effectively.

Global Adjustment Reduction:

  • The program is closely linked to the Global Adjustment mechanism, allowing businesses to lower their share of electricity costs.
  • Businesses can redirect resources toward other strategic initiatives by unlocking potential savings and improving cost efficiency.

Financial Incentives:

  • Participants receive financial incentives for their commitment to reducing electricity demand during peak periods.
  • This offers a direct return on investment and positions businesses as leaders in sustainable practices.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The ICI program is open to industrial consumers with a significant level of electricity demand.
  • Interested businesses can contact the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to understand specific eligibility requirements.

Getting Started with ICI

Contact IESO:

  • Businesses can initiate the process by contacting the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
  • IESO provides detailed information on eligibility, enrollment, and the overall program structure.

Assessment and Planning:

  • Work with IESO and your electricity provider to assess your energy usage patterns.
  • Develop a customized plan that aligns with your business goals and maximizes participation in peak demand reduction.


  • Implement energy-efficient practices and technologies to actively reduce consumption during peak periods.
  • Regularly monitor and report your performance to optimize benefits and improve energy management strategies.

Edgecom Energy can Help you Join the ICI Program!

Edgecom Energy is a leading expert in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) Program, successfully assisting numerous companies in enrolling and optimizing their energy consumption. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of the ICI Program, Edgecom Energy is a trusted partner for businesses seeking to navigate the complex landscape of electricity costs in Ontario, Canada. One of our key offerings is the innovative pTrack® software, a sophisticated tool designed to help companies curtail energy usage during peak demand periods effectively. By utilizing pTrack®, businesses can ensure they curtail less and never miss a peak, leading to substantial savings on Global Adjustment costs. Edgecom Energy’s commitment to providing tailored solutions and leveraging cutting-edge technology underscores our dedication to helping clients achieve optimal energy efficiency and financial savings within the ICI Program. Edgecom Energy is also a Demand Response aggregator which provides large energy consumers a new revenue stream for supporting the grid. Contact Us today to learn more!

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