CME – IESO Research Uncovers Big Energy Savings For Manufacturers

December 20, 2017

The CME Energy Pathfinder Research Initiative included detailed analyses of energy usage patterns at five Ontario manufacturing facilities, with the goal of identifying opportunities to implement process energy management (PEM) best practices. Case Studies were developed to showcase the opportunities uncovered through sub-metering at each of the facilities.

As the project wraps up with the end of 2017, recommendations will be provided to the IESO on how their energy efficiency programs could benefit from the learnings of this study, and the CME will continue promoting energy savings opportunities for the manufacturing sector in Ontario.

The Case Studies, representing five different manufacturing segments, can be accessed by clicking the following links:


Meat Processing

Plastics Injection Molding

Metal Fabrication


A Best Practices Report, also developed as part of the Pathfinder Initiative, can be accessed by clicking the following link: Best Practices Report


Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.


Stefi Proulx

Director of Communications & Branding

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

(613) 292-6070