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On February 5, 2019 the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development & Mines issued a proposal to amend Ontario’s Energy and Water Efficiency Regulation under the Electricity Act, 1998. The notice, posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario can be accessed by clicking on this link:  https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4675.

The draft technical sheet with further details on the proposed changes can be accessed by clicking here.

The proposed amendments allow for alternative efficiency metrics for four (4) existing products including:

  1. Residential gas-fired storage water heaters
  2. Residential oil-fired storage water heaters
  3. Residential electric instantaneous water heaters
  4. Furnace fans

HRAI plans to consult with members and allied associations and provide comments to the Ministry before the comment period ends on March 22nd.  For more information contact Caroline Czajko at HRAI, cczajko@hrai.ca