Businesses, non-profits, institutions eligible for latest energy rebates

By Geoff Smith (@smithco on Twitter)
May 18, 2017 - 11:43am

EDMONTON - The rollout of energy efficiency incentives has now reached businesses and non-profit groups.

The government is making $10 million available from carbon tax revenues to provide rebates to companies, organizations, and institutions to switch to efficient products like HVAC systems and lighting. Environment minister Shannon Phillips announced the latest program from Energy Efficiency Alberta Thursday, May 18 in Edmonton.

"Those investments help future-proof operations for both small- and medium-sized enterprises, and for the non-profit sector," Phillips said. Eight people will be hired by the contractor delivering the program, as the agency works on training and marketing with local service providers.

Each organization that chooses to participate will be eligible for up to $60,000/year for each facility, on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is available to any company, co-operative, non-profit, multi-unit residential building, or institution like schools or hospitals. Companies defined as large final emitters are excluded.

Rebates will be available retroactive to March 24.

According to the government, the program is expected to save 70,000 gigajoules of energy, and cut the same out of carbon as taking 30,000 cars off the road for a year.

A series of information meetings has been planned, including in Lethbridge, Tuesday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coast Hotel.

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