Aboriginal Community Energy Plans

January 11, 2016: Revised ACEP Program Rules

Interested applicants are advised that the ACEP Program Rules have been revised as of January 11, 2016 and are now available here. A summary of changes has also been included for reference.
All ACEP Proposals submitted on January 11, 2016 onward will be subject to the revised ACEP v4.0 Rules as posted.
November 30, 2015: 15 Aboriginal Communities Successful under the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program in Q3-4.

The IESO continues to support First Nation and Métis participation in Ontario’s energy sector and has approved an additional 15 ACEP Proposals in Q3-4. These new 15 Aboriginal communities will join the already 55 successful ACEP applicants involving 62 participating Aboriginal communities, including remote, northern and southern First Nations.  The updated list of successful communities to date under ACEP is available here. A map showing the location of these communities is available here.


The IESO continues to support Aboriginal communities in developing energy plans through the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program. A community energy plan is a comprehensive long-term plan to improve energy efficiency, reduce electricity consumption and assess opportunities for renewable energy solutions.

The ACEP program accepts Proposals in two streams:

Learn more about the ACEP Program through the infographic below.
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Aboriginal communities requiring more information or interested in making a submission should email ACEP@ieso.ca or call 416-969-6317.