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More details have been released on Canada’s Energy Manager Program, which was announced earlier this year by the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada.

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The program is available to small and medium-sized enterprises, municipalities, universities, colleges, schools, hospitals, and non-profit organizations in Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or New Brunswick, where the federal carbon pricing backstop applies.

Program funding is $2.1M for Ontario, $620,000 for Saskatchewan, $270,000 for Manitoba, and $110,000 for New Brunswick. Proposals are now being accepted, must be submitted by Sept 30 2019, with program end dates before March 31, 2021.

When organizations hire an energy manager the program funds up to 75% of total project costs (100% for non-profit) to a maximum of $100,000 per organization. More information can be found here.

NRCan is also promoting:

  • Energy Assessments: 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 Assessments: 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.
  • Large enterprises or enterprises 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, here.