The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) is a demand response program designed to shift large electricity users' consumption to off-peak hours.


Participants are able to reduce their Global Adjustment costs, based on their ability to reduce their demand, during five top peak demand hours determined each year. The better an ICI participant can forecast the top five hours of peak demand, and shift their electricity usage accordingly, the more they will be able to benefit from the ICI program.

Customers that opt-in to participate in ICI will be billed the Global Adjustment as a Class A customer, effective with electricity usage as of July 1.

About the Recovery of Deferred Global Adjustment (GA) charges, starting January 1, 2021.

Program Eligibility

  • Customers, whose monthly demand peak average is greater than 500 kilowatts (kW), and less than five megawatts (MW), over the 12-month base period from May 1 to April 30.
  • Customers with more than 500 kilowatts (kW) and less than 1 megawatt (MW) of monthly average peak demand in the manufacturing sector (North American Industry Classification system codes 31, 32, 33).
  • Customers, whose average demand over the base period is more than 5 megawatts (MW), automatically qualify for the program. To opt out of this program please email Energy + before June 15.
  • Energy + Inc will reach out to customers who are eligible for this program. Should you have any questions you can email us. Each cycle of the ICI starts with a base period from May 1 to April 30. At the end of this period, customers are assessed for eligibility.

The Ministry of Energy requires Class-A enrolled customers to provide GPS coordinates of their head office and enrolled load facilities, as well as consent for the information to be shared with the Ministryand made public.

Additional Program Information 

Review the background information and frequently asked questions on this initiative before applying

Full rules and requirements of the ICI program are set out in O Reg 429/04 (amended).