The Ontario Home Energy Savings Program (OHESP) is coming to a close as scheduled on March 31st, 2011.

Despite the federal government’s decision to cancel its contribution to OHESP in March, 2010, the Government of Ontario will continue its funding to help residents achieve their home energy efficiency goals until the scheduled close of the program in March of 2011.

Ontario’s updated long-term energy plan, Building Our Clean Energy Future sets ambitious North American leading conservation targets – calling for conservation of 4,550 MW by 2015 and 7,100 MW by 2030, the equivalent of taking 2.4 million homes off the grid. The plan also proposes providing continued support for home energy audits to help Ontarians identify areas where they can improve their energy efficiency.

A new suite of conservation programs for residential consumers is now offered by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), offering incentives, rebates, and in-store coupons to help Ontarians conserve energy and save money. For more information regarding OPA conservation programs, please visit the OPA website at http://www.powerauthority.on.ca or contact your Local Distribution Company (Toronto Hydro for example).