Ontario company funds with $2.9M

Toronto resident Virginia King felt something had to be done when it came to her electrical bills. Every month she was paying on average $400 in electrical costs.

So she called Toronto Hydro and found out she qualified to participate in the low-income energy efficiency home assistance program funded by the Ontario Power Authority.

King’s home is one of 270 homes — heated by electricity — in Toronto and Peel that qualify for the program that is operated by Green$aver, a non-profit organization that runs energy audits of homes and then implements its recommendations. Ontario Power Authority coughed up $2.9 million in funding for the program.


It’s all part of a pilot project, which provides energy assessments, customized energy efficiency tips and upgrades, as well as the replacement of inefficient refrigerators with an Energy Star rated unit.


  • To qualify for the program, the total household income — including EI benefits — must not exceed between $32,000 and $45,000, depending on the number of people in the household.

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