Government Rebates Through Energy Efficiency Alberta

As of June 2017, there have been a few more changes to the Government Rebates. Some are additions, some have been removed, and some still exist:

1) Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program

The “Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program” offers direct, no-charge installation of energy efficient products across the province in rural and urban houses, apartments, and condos. Whether you own or rent your home, an Energy Efficiency Alberta installer will visit your home and conduct a walkthrough to identify potential opportunities for energy-efficient upgrades at no charge. Most homes can be upgraded in one to three hours.

Items in the upgrade include:

Please keep in mind that they will take your old one if you want it replaced. You can learn more here.

Please remember you make the appointment and they will call to book a date and time.  Never allow anyone to come into your home without confirming the date and time yourself, ahead of time.  There are many scams with people posing as these folks, and they trick people into purchasing furnaces and air conditioners at high-interest costs and locked in timelines.  This is a free service.

Here is the link to sign up for the appointment for this service you can do so here at Efficiency Alberta.

2) Tankless Water Tanks, Window Replacement, and Insulation

 There are still rebates for Tankless Water Tanks, Window Replacement, and Insulation. For these items, the installation contractor must be on the approved contractors’ list:

How Does It Work?

The contractor files the paperwork for you, the customer.  You pay full price and the rebate cheque gets sent to you in the mail in about eight weeks.   Though the process had been a bit slow for customers to get their rebate cheques, it seems that the wrinkles are now ironed out.

Here are the items eligible in the improvement section. 

3) Washing Machines, Refrigerators and Smart Thermostats

Online rebates for washing machines, refrigerators, and smart thermostats are for specific models only. Only two of the same categories per household is eligible (two thermostats and two refrigerators are acceptable).  Customers can order these items online or purchase at a retail outlet.

The program is retroactive to April 28, 2017.  Customers fill out the application online and upload their receipt.  The turn around time on getting the rebate cheque is about eight weeks.  Here is the link to this application. 

4)  Solar Panels

Solar Panel rebates are available for both residential and commercial properties. There are a few more steps involves as this is a more complicated process and it is a wonderful initiative! You can learn more about it here. 

5) Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program

The “Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program” offers incentives to encourage organizations to choose high-efficiency products. If your organization has installed an approved high-efficiency heating or lighting product you can apply for the rebate. If approved, you’ll receive a cheque that will help cover the cost of the equipment.

Who is eligible?

All business, non-profit, and institutional customers serviced by an Alberta electric utility are eligible, except for new construction projects, federal and provincially owned buildings, and large final emitters—as defined under Alberta’s Specified Gas Emitters Regulation. Sectors targeted by the program include, but are not limited to:

What products are eligible?

A variety of efficient lighting, efficient HVAC, and efficient water heating equipment are eligible for rebates through Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program. If you’ve installed one or more of these eligible measures, you can return to the Energy Efficiency Website and apply for the rebate. If approved, you’ll receive a cheque that helps cover the cost of the equipment.

Items include:

You can learn about the specific models and items that are eligible here.  The program is retroactive to April 28, 2017, and you can visit the website here.

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