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New Energy Manager Program is accepting project proposals

August 9, 2019 | By HPAC Magazine

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada recently announced the launch of a new Energy Manager Program. The program is now accepting project proposals.

The Energy Manager Program will help identify and adopt energy efficiency solutions by offering funding to hire energy managers and undergo energy assessments for industrial, commercial and institutional facilities, and fleets. This aims to reduce energy use, operating costs, and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Program is available to small and medium-sized enterprises, municipalities, universities, colleges, schools, hospitals, and non-profit organizations that are duly incorporated or formed under the laws applicable in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or New Brunswick, and are located in one of these provinces — provinces where the federal carbon pricing backstop applies.

The total program funding available is $3.1M in 2019-2020, to be allocated across the four eligible provinces: Ontario ($2,100,000), Saskatchewan ($620,000), Manitoba ($270,000), and New Brunswick ($110,000). Program funding is provided from the proceeds of the federal carbon pollution pricing system.

The proposed project end date must be no later than March 31, 2021, and may include one or more of the following three components.

  • Energy Manager: Hire an energy manager and receive up to 75% of total project costs (100% for non-profit) to a maximum of $100,000 per organization
  • Energy Assessment: Conduct an energy assessment of a building or industrial facility and receive up to 75% of total project costs (100% for non-profit) to a maximum of $40,000 per assessment and $200,000 per organization
  • Fleet Energy Assessment: Conduct an energy assessment of a fleet (medium Class 5, 6, or heavy-duty Class 7, 8a, 8b) and receive up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $10,000 per fleet assessment and $50,000 per organization.(Note: Any large enterprise or enterprise operating outside the four eligible provinces wishing to undertake a fleet energy assessment is encouraged to apply for funding under the Green Freight Assessment Program.)

For more details and how to apply, check out the Energy Manager Program.

The deadline for submitting a project proposal is September 30, 2019.

For more information, e-mail nrcan.emp-pge.rncan@canada.ca.




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