Collus PowerStream

Home Assistance Program

Home Assistance Program - Save on Energy

Keep comfortable all year long

The way you light, heat and power your home can impact your bills. Even the smallest of actions can produce positive results. With the Save on Energy Home Assistance program, qualified Ontario homeowners, tenants and social and/or assisted housing providers can improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

The energy efficiency and comfort of your home – or, if you are a social housing provider, your tenants’ homes – could be significantly improved through the installation of:

LED lights


Smart power bars

Power Bars

Efficient shower heads

Shower Heads

Efficient Faucet Aerators

Faucet Aerators

You may also be eligible for a new, energy-efficient refrigerator or other appliances, such as a window air conditioner. If you are in an electrically heated home you may also be eligible for a programmable thermostat, weather stripping around your doors and windows and additional insulation in your attic or basement.

The program includes a detailed in-home energy assessment, professional installation of energy-saving measures and advice on steps that can be taken to save even more energy.

All conservation devices and products provided under the Home Assistance program are directly installed in the home and are FREE of charge to participants.

To qualify for the program, you must be a Collus PowerStream customer or a social housing provider/resident of an eligible non-profit housing company.

For further information on eligibility, call us at 1-877-417-3277

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I qualify for the Home Assistance Program?

Your best course of action is to call, but you must either be an approved social housing provider, a resident in social housing or have a household income as follows:

Option 1

Your annual household income (after-tax income of all household members, age 18 or older) is less than or equal to the amounts shown below:

Number of People
Living in Home
After-tax Annual
Household Income
1 person $21,773
2 persons $30,792
3 persons $37,712
4 persons $43,546
5 persons $48,686
6 persons $53,333
7 persons $57,606
8 persons $61,583
9 persons $65,319
10 persons $68,852

Option 2

You have received one of the following for the past 12 months:


Why are efficient shower heads and faucet aerators included in an electricity saving program?

Those are for residents who have electric water heaters. By using less hot water, the electric water heater turns on less.

How do I get a window air conditioning unit or new refrigerator?

Your audit needs to suggest replacing specific appliances with new energy-efficient ones.

If I’m a tenant, can I still participate?

Yes; however you need to get your building owner or manager’s permission and we must have their signed consent.

Why is Collus PowerStream offering a free program?

The Home Assistance program is just one way to support Ontario’s Save on Energy plan to provide long-term, reliable and affordable power. It’s less expensive to save electricity than to generate it.

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Alectra Conservation and Demand Management and Save On Energy programs are offered to customers of Collus PowerStream as part of the strategic partnership between Alectra and the Town of Collingwood. Collus PowerStream operates as a separate utility that serves customers in Collingwood, Stayner, Creemore and Thornbury.

Subject to additional terms and conditions found at Subject to change without notice. Save on Energy is powered by the Independent Electricity System Operator and offered by Collus PowerStream Corp. in partnership with Alectra Utilities Corp. OMOfficial Mark of the Independent Electricity System Operator. Used under licence.