Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan is a made-in Alberta strategy to reduce carbon emissions while diversifying our economy and creating jobs.
As part of that, Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is a new provincial agency providing programs and services to help Albertans save money and energy. Make sure to register so you can take advantage of these programs!
Energy Efficiency Alberta: Program Highlights
This is a summary of available provincial programs. For more details, visit Energy Efficiency Alberta.
Residential No-Cost Energy Savings Program
Free installation of residential efficiency products such as lighting elements, water fixtures and programmable thermostats in homes and multi-unit residential dwellings across Alberta.
Residential Retail Products Program
This program offers incentives when purchasing energy-efficient appliances and other energy-saving products through participating retailers and contractors. This will include eligible energy efficient fridges, clothes washers, LED light bulbs, insulation, and windows. A detailed list of eligible products will be available on EEA's site soon.
Home Improvement Rebate Program
Starting April 28, 2017, Albertans will be eligible for rebates on energy efficient insultation (up to $3,500), windows (up to $1,500) and tankless hot water heaters (up to $1,000). Work must be done by a participating Alberta contractor.
Business, Nonprofit, and Institutional Energy Savings Program
Incentives for high-efficiency retrofits of lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems for businesses, non-profits and institutions.
Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program
The NEET Program will provide funding to help non-profit and volunteer groups determine how efficient their current lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems are. Once equipped with audit information, agencies can take advantage of the Business, Nonprofit and Institutional Rebate Program.
Home Improvement Rebate Program
If you are an Alberta insulation, window and/or domestic hot water contractor, you can register to join the contractor network to provide services for this rebate program which launches April 28, 2017.
Residential and Commercial Solar Program
Rebates for installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system in your home or business.
To register, or for more information on these programs, visit Energy Efficiency Alberta.
As of January 1, 2017, the province of Alberta has applied a carbon levy to heating and transportation fuels (for example diesel, gasoline, natural gas, propane). The revenue generated from the levy will be reinvested in greenhouse gas emission reduction, renewable energy and other climate related projects and programs, as well as rebates for Albertans to offset cost increases.
How can you save?
Reducing your energy use not only reduces the amount of the carbon levy you are charged, but helps save on your energy bill itself. Energy efficiency actions can be taken at home, at work and through transportation choices.
For more information on the Plan, including whether you qualify for a carbon levy rebate, visit Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan.