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On August 19, 2021, City Council passed the Clean Energy Improvement Pilot Program Tax Bylaw .

The City plans to launch the pilot program beginning with the Residential version first in the third quarter of 2021 and the Commercial version in March/April 2022. 

The provincial administrator of the program, AMSC (Alberta Municipal Services Corporation) can be reached for all emerging program details.

Pilot Program Promotes Energy Efficiency Upgrades

The Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) is a 2-year pilot program that provides homeowners and organizations access to low cost financing to make energy efficiency upgrades or add renewable energy installations to their properties. The financing is then repaid by the property owner through the owner's property taxes.

CEIP is an innovative financing tool for property owners to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades that are repaid through property tax. The program will be administered by the AMSC (Alberta Municipal Services Corporation) and will finance approximately 80 residential upgrades and retrofits and 20 commercial projects. If this is successful, the city’s next goal will be to recapitalize the program. Innovative solutions like CEIP help strengthen our local economy, protect the environment, and create a more low-carbon Edmonton.

Legislation to enable a Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) became effective in Alberta on January 1, 2019. This program is similar to the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs that can be found in other cities across Canada. The City of Edmonton hosted public engagement sessions in March 2019 to give opportunity for residents to help refine proposed elements of the program. The results of the engagement can be found in the What We Heard Report.

On December 15, 2020, the City was  awarded a grant of $9.6 million from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)'s Green Municipal Fund to develop and launch the program.