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How-To: Apply for a SaveONEnergy Rebate in Ontario

Posted by Alafiya Shabbir on Jul 29, 2016 3:57 PM

Note: Other provinces and states have their own rebate programs which may have different requirements from those listed below. Contact your electric utility or visit their website for more information.

Many of our LED fixtures are DLC certified, qualifying you for a SaveONEnergy rebate when you install them because they yield a certain level of energy savings. It is an incentive program to assist you with your transition to energy-saving LED lights. Here are some tips on how to apply for the rebate:


Source: SaveONEnergy Website

Step 1: Do Your Research

Understand what kind of rebate track you qualify for: prescriptive, engineered, or custom. Prescriptive rebates are designed for quick upgrades, and have predefined amounts associated with outlined applications. The engineered track is for more complex upgrades, while the custom track covers more comprehensive projects. This blog post provides a general idea on the rebate process for prescriptive track applications.     

Note: These can vary from utility to utility, so contact your local utility for geographic specifications.

Step 2: Before you Begin

Apply for pre-approval by creating an account on the SaveOnEnergy website. Access the forms, fill out the required information and submit completed forms to your local electric utility.

Tip: Do not move forward with your project until you have been approved, to make certain you meet the requirements for the rebate.

Step 3: Get Approved

You may also need to submit spec sheets and/or a quote from your lighting manufacturer for your new fixtures, so be sure you can get access to them. At this point, your local electric utility will review the application and respond to you. They may also conduct a site visit to validate the information submitted on the forms.

Step 4: Get Started

Once approved, you can begin your project, buying and installing the approved fixtures.

Tip: Make sure that the new fixtures are approved substitutes for the fixtures you are replacing. Don’t let technicalities stop you from getting your rebate!

Step 5: Wrapping Up

Once you are done with your lighting project, submit your completed Post-Project Submission Form to your local electric utility. You may also be asked for an invoice from your lighting supplier, as well as a recycling certificate, proving you’ve disposed of your old fixtures properly.

Step 6: Receive Your Rebate!

Your local electric utility will review the submission and mail your incentive after it’s been approved.

You can download a rebate reference sheet that provides per unit fixture incentives based on the SaveOnEnergy's prescriptive track application for RAB Design's DLC-approved products below:

Download SaveONEnergy Rebate Reference


This is not an exhaustive guide to applying for the rebate, but it gives you a good general idea. For any more inquiries, contact your local electric utility and see what program is the right fit for you.



Topics: DLC approved fixtures, Commercial and Industrial Lighting