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GreenON heat pump program update

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Evelyn Lundhild

March 7, 2018

Presenting an update on the Ontario GreenON rebate program during HRAI’s Manufacturer Division Symposium in late February, Evelyn Lundhild of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) explained that a decision was made to not include gas-fired furnaces in the current stage of the GreenON Rebates for Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) program.

Early announcements of the program’s expectations had included these appliances, but Lundhild explained that a review of the resources available to deliver the program led to a decision to not include gas-fired furnaces at this time.

As such, the GreenON ASHP rebates will not apply to homes where a natural gas-fired appliance was the existing heating source of the home, whether it will remain as a supplemental heat source or not.

Houses that have an air source heat pump installed to replace, or for use in combination with, an oil-fired or propane-fired heating appliance will qualify for these rebates, and homes that are currently heated with electric heat will be offered incentives through the Save On Energy Heating and Cooling Incentive program.