Make Your Own Power
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.
$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.
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.
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.
SaskPower & Utility Programs
With solar power you’re locking in your energy costs, and providing yourself with peace of mind as utility prices increase. In the last three decades, utility rates have gone up an average of 6%, meaning your savings will continue to grow. SaskPower has a goal to reduce emissions by 40% from 2005 levels by 2030.
Net Metering Program
SaskPower, Saskatoon Light & Power, Swift Current Light & Power all participate in a Net Metering program. This program allows home owners and farmers to make their own power and save money while doing it. When you make your own power you don’t have to buy as much from SaskPower and if you make too much you’ll get credit that carry over to your next month’s bill.
Power Generation Partner Program
SaskPower’s Power Generation Partner Program allows you to make power and then sell it back to them. Solar generation projects must be 100 kW up to and including 1 MW. You can submit applications for more than one project but the total power generated from all renewable projects must be 1 MW or less. Visit SaskPower’s website through the link below to learn more about program costs, energy prices and technical requirements.
How to Claim Savings
Leave it to us!
Doing things for the better good doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. If you want to make your home or farm more energy efficient, SaskPower will help you. And once the solar panels are installed, Saskatchewan homeowners don’t have to worry about maintaining their system. Our systems are maintenance-free and can last up to 40 years. If, in time, your energy requirements increase, miEnergy can install additional solar panels.
We want to see you save as much money as possible while switching to a renewable energy source. As a miEnergy customer, we take care of the entire process as part of your project. So don’t worry about researching, applying and filling out forms—that’s our job!