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Alberta

Alberta Incentives

Make Your Own Power

By going solar, you are locking in low predictable energy costs while utility rates continue to rise. If you’ve ever thought about generating your own power, now is the time to do it—Alberta has some big goals in place to increase the portion of energy consumption that comes from renewable sources. This means there are several energy companies ready to help foot the bill for you switching to solar.

It’s never been easier to invest in home energy efficiency projects. The southern portions of the prairie provinces have the best solar energy potential in Canada – take advantage! The federal government will help foot the bill for your installation.

$5,000 – Greener Homes Grants Fund

Grants of up to $5,000 are available to help homeowners make energy efficient retrofits to their homes. EnerGuide evaluations, which is a requirement for your retrofit, are also funded up to $600. In addition to homeowners, Indigenous governments or organizations can also apply. Don’t delay! There are a limited number of grants to be distributed.

For those who have been considering solar for their home, this is a great time to take the next step in the process.

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$40,000 – Interest-Free Loans

The Federal government is also providing interest free loans of up to $40,000 to help homeowners complete deep home retrofits. Loans would be available to homeowners and landlords who undertake retrofits identified through an authorized EnerGuide energy assessment. This program will be launched in summer 2021 with details to come.

The federal government just gave Saskatchewan households one more reason to go green, and miEnergy is here to help you take the next step.

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Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program

Over the next five years, the Canadian government is committing $1.5 billion to support green and accessible retrofits, repairs or upgrades of existing public community buildings and new community buildings for underserved communities.

miEnergy can lend a hand with the application process and gather data from RETScreen® Expert software to calculate your building’s baseline energy consumption. Projects that will achieve at least 25% in energy efficiency improvements compared to the baseline are more likely to be selected for funding.

Applications for projects under $3 million are being accepted through a continuous intake stream.These small-medium sized projects are evaluated on a first-come-first-serve basis. For larger projects between $3 million and $25 million, the deadline is July 6th, 2021.

Read our blog or download the one-pager for more information about who is eligible and how to apply.

Claim your solar savings

We want to see you save as much money as possible while switching to a renewable energy source. That’s why miEnergy takes on the heavy lifting—we take care of the researching, applying and filling out forms for you! All you need to do is take the first step and get in touch.

Federal Tax Incentive for Clean Energy Equipment

Businesses can also use a federal tax incentive to fully expense clean energy generation and energy efficiency equipment. This means a CCA rate of 100% and the abolishment of the first-year rule.

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City of Edmonton – Solar Program

The City of Edmonton has introduced a Change Homes For Climate – Solar Program to help with the installation of solar systems on homes to produce renewable energy. The City of Edmonton is offering $0.40/watt towards the cost of the system, which is roughly 15% of the cost of going solar!

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Alberta Solar Incentives and Grants

Alberta has a more complex energy industry than other Western Canadian province. Multiple companies offer a variety of solar connection options. The list of service providers below coupled with the Alberta solar incentives and grants provided by a variety of institutions provides you with options. The opportunities can be overwhelming, but don’t worry—we’ll walk you through it to help you decide which option is right for you.

 

EQUS EQUS Micro-Generating Incentive Program $0.10/W Installed
Alberta Co-Operative Energy ACE Green Generator Program $1.85/kWh for power exported to the grid
Town of Banff Solar PV Production Incentive Production based top-up
City of Medicine Hat HAT Smart Program $1,000/kW installed to a max $5,000
Province of Alberta Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP) Variable – $0.90W to $0.55/W installed capacity
Brazeau County Residents Brazeau County Municipal Energy Efficiency Rebate Program Rebate of $0.75/Watt up to a maximum of $10,000

 

Solar Generation Supporters:

Alberta has a more complex energy industry than other Western Canadian provinces. Multiple companies offer a variety of solar connection options. The list of service providers below coupled with the grants & incentives offered by a variety of institutions, provides customers with options.

ATCO Electric
ENMAX
Fortis Alberta
Medicine Hat Electric Utility
EPCOR
EQUS

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