On March 16th, First Nations Engineering Services advised that the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO) has suspended the First Nation Conservation Program (FNCP) for at least 3 weeks as cautionary measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In a letter, they stated:
“Considering the clear and strict recommendations of Canadian and Provincial health officials for social distancing, we are compelled to act swiftly and decisevely to combat the spread of COVID-19. Along with the collective governmental and social efforts to contain this pandemic, we hope that this decision contributes to bringing us closer to putting this behind us, getting people back to work, and once again fully enjoying the relationships that we’ve nourished with employees and customers. once we have heard back from IESO regarding the continuation of the program, we will be in contact with each First Nation affected by this delay, to reschedule all home energy assessments, application deadlines, appliance deliveries, etc. We apologize for inconveniences this has caused to those affected. We share the concern and any compliances with the rest of the country/world in doing our part to stop this horrific outbreak.”
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we take precautionary measures to ensure the safety of all.
Kevin L. Martin, C.E.T.,
President, First Nations Engineering Services