Important Changes: Business Energy Savings Program



Important Notification

July 10, 2018

Thank you for your participation in Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Business Energy Savings program (formerly Business, Non-Profit, and Institutional Energy Savings program).This programhas been very popular, receiving more than 4,000 applications and isexpected to generate nearly double the target energy savings for the first two years of the program.

Energy Efficiency Alberta regularly evaluatesand refines programsbased on market feedback, and to stay within budget. Several changesto theBusiness Energy Savingsprogram are being madeeffective immediately. Existing applications submitted prior to July 10, 2018 are unaffected by these changes.

1. Program Changes:

Effective July 10, 2018, projects that have notalreadybeenstartedwill require pre-approvalin accordance to new program terms including:

  • Program incentive amounts and eligible measures have been changed and can be reviewed in detail on our website.
  • Project incentives are capped at 50% of equipment cost.
  • Individual facilities are eligible to receive a maximum incentive of $25,000 per year. Parent companies are eligible to receive a maximum incentive of $100,000 per year for all of their facilities.
  • Large commercial and industrial facilities with over 10,000 tonnes of annual GHG emissions are no longer eligible for Business Energy Savings. These facilities are encouraged to pursue energy efficiency opportunities through our Custom Energy Solutionsprogram.

2. Post-Installation (Standard)ApplicationChanges:

Effective July10, 2018 the post-installation application process has been closed.

  • Post-installation applications will no longer be accepted for projects started on or after July 10, 2018. Going forward, applicants must submit a pre-approval application and will be subject to the new program Terms and Conditions and Eligible Measures list.
  • Post-installation applications with acceptable proof that the project has started(e.g., aninvoice or purchase order)on or after April11, 2018 and no later thanJuly 9, 2018will be accepted.Please submit all post-installation applications by August 7, 2018. If your project installation will not be complete by August 7, 2018, please send us an email.

Forinquirieson any current projectsplease contact your Business Energy Savings account manager, call 1-844-347-5604or email us.

Updated Terms and Conditions and a new Eligible Measures list can be found on our website.

We wouldalsolike to invite you to attend a webinar where we will discuss the program changes and answer yourquestions.Please register for an upcominginformationsession.

Thank you for your participation in Business Energy Savings. You havegreatly contributed to the overwhelming success of the programand we thank you for your continued support of energy efficiency initiatives in the province.We look forward to working with you as this program evolves and as new programs, such as Custom EnergySolutions, are introduced.


Darryl Hill, VP, Program Design and Delivery

Energy Efficiency Alberta