Public Hearing Scheduled

City Council will hold a remote Statutory Public Hearing on the following proposed bylaw on August 19, 2021 at 9:30am in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor City Hall.

The proposed Clean Energy Improvement Pilot Program Tax Bylaw can be downloaded and read before the Public Hearing.

Participating in the Public Hearing

If you wish to speak remotely at the Public Hearing, please complete the form at, before noon on the day before the scheduled Public Hearing, and the remote City Council Statutory Public Hearing procedure will be made available to you. 

If you want to designate someone to speak on your behalf, you must submit written permission with their name, the item they will speak about, and your signature before noon on the day before the scheduled Public Hearing.

If you wish to send written comments, please send to the address below, email or fax 780-496-8175 before noon on the day before the scheduled Public Hearing. All written submissions will be available for public review online. If you do not have the ability to review this material online, please contact the City Clerk for alternate arrangements.

Mailing Address
Office of the City Clerk
3rd Floor, City Hall (please note City Hall is closed to the public)
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square 
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
Phone: 780-496-8178 Fax: 780-496-8175

If you have any technical questions about the resolution, bylaw and the report, please contact the Project Lead, Barbara Daly, at 780-944-0316 or

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 Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) 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.

The City plans to advance the bylaw necessary for Opting-in and Borrowing, work with MCCAC to finalize all agreements and launch the program in fall 2021.