Agribusiness and Farming


Growing value. Every farm.
Every acre.

Programs to support your
energy efficiency upgrades

Get up to $2,000 in FREE LED upgrades

Do you have A-lamps, wall packs, flood lights or high bay lighting in your barn or building? Find out if you qualify for rebates under the Small Business Lighting program.

Take our quick survey to find out!

Every farm can lower overhead costs using incentives: heat, light and motors are often the biggest drains on growing operations, and funding for higher-efficiency equipment typically covers up to 50% of project costs.

It’s easier to reap results when you have the right tools.

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Technologies to help you cut costs

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Lighting makes up a heavy portion of the electricity retailers and offices use, so upgrades to high-efficiency lighting show up fast on the bottom line.

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Add VFDs to milk pumps, feed mixers and irrigation pumps to cut costs by 20%.

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High-efficiency fans keep livestock cool using less power, saving up to 33% per year.

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Building Envelope

Low emissive roof barriers, increased insulation and high-performance windows/frames all improve the thermal performance of barns and outbuildings.

Incentives make it easy to switch

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Start with a no-obligation energy assessment

  • Up to $2,000* for new fixtures and lamps
  • Turnkey installation at your convenience
  • More attractive product displays, work areas
  • Manage operating costs
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*Does not apply to your home or outdoor lighting.

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Start with an energy audit to reveal hidden opportunities

  • Get up to 50% for an energy audit
  • Detailed, prioritized blueprint for action
  • Building owners and tenants are both eligible
  • No obligation
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Up to 50% back on new equipment upgrades

  • Cut operating costs
  • Decrease maintenance
  • Increase performance and reliability
  • Applies to lights, pumps, fans and more equipment
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Get more than $9,000 in incentives**

  • Receive up to $400 for every kilowatt saved or $0.05/kWh of energy savings for lighting measures
  • Receive up to $800 for every kilowatt saved or $0.10/kWh of energy saved for non-lighting projects
  • Get up to 100% of the cost of modelling a new building or addition (to a maximum of $10,000)
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**On average, HPNC farm projects deliver rebates over $9,000.

Success Stories

Heatherstone Hackney Farms

Listowel, ON

Read Heatherstone Hackney Farms

The Newbiggings upgraded to high-efficiency lighting in the barn where they keep their prize-winning Hackney horses, and the entire project was paid back.

Project Details

new lighting, installation, clean up




Kie Farms

St. Mary’s ON

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Installing eight large high-speed fans helped the Kiestras ventilate large indoor areas more efficiently and use less power at the same time.

Project Details



60.3 kW


174,212 kWh


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Hydro One can help you identify savings opportunities and guide you through the process of completing your incentive applications, at no cost to you. Call us before you start your project.

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