Program Updates

Commercial Unitary AC Units

Due to recent provincial program changes, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro as of January 1st 2016 no longer offers incentives for unitary AC retrofit. We will continue to offer incentives for a variety of other equipment. Should you have questions, please contact us. 

Audit Program Offering

Audit Type


Electricity Survey & Analysis

Not offered

Detailed Analysis of Capital Intensive Modifications

Not offered

Building Systems Audit

Offered - based on energy savings

Preliminary Engineering Study

Offered - based on energy savings

Detailed Engineering Study

Offered - based on energy savings

Technology Assessments


Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro wants to partner to find energy savings. Most often a cost sharing model is preferred and is determined based of a set of criteria.

Please contact us to learn more.

Retrofit Project Submission

Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro requires a final detailed quote in addition to product selection for an application to be eligible

Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro reserves the right to reject any retrofit project that is considered cost ineffective or does not mean the rules and guidelines of the program.

Eligible Linear LED Technologies

February 1, 2016

Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro is accepting the following Linear LED lamps as eligible measures under the RETROFIT Program:

  • UL Type A - Linear LED lamps with integrated/internal drivers, which are compatible and operate with existing fluorescent ballasts
  • UL Type C - Linear LED lamps with remote/external drivers

We will not accept the following:

  • UL Type B - Linear LED lamps with integrated/internal drivers, which operate using direct line voltage by removing or bypassing the existing fluorescent ballast
  • Hybrid linear LED lamps that have the capability to perform as either a Type A lamp or a Type B lamp

The new LED requirements will be effective February 1, 2016. Any Retrofit application containing UL Type B lamps that is submitted after this date, will not be eligible for an incentive.