Updated May 11, 2022
Have you heard the news? The City of Edmonton Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) pilot for homeowners was launched at the end of March and response was so overwhelming, it has now been fully subscribed. Even the waitlist is full. Should the program receive additional funding and re-open to new submissions in future, information will be provided on the City of Edmonton CEIP and the Alberta Municipalities Edmonton CEIP website pages.
The City has been promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy options for many years and rebate programs for these upgrades still exist. Visit Environmental Financial Incentives to find a program suited for your home or business. Some City rebates may be eligible for stacking with other energy efficiency incentive programs, such as the federal government’s Greener Homes Grant program.
The CEIP is different from incentive programs in a number of ways. While rebates will refund just a portion of the cost of your investment, this financing program will fund up to 100% of your investment. The program provides low-cost financing and makes repayment convenient through your regular property tax bill. As a bonus, participants in CEIP may also take advantage of City of Edmonton rebate programs while funds are available.
Edmonton’s CEIP is specifically designed to encourage deep energy retrofits by requiring a minimum of three energy efficiency retrofits per participant home The City’s requirement for multiple upgrades will help move us closer to achieving our goal of a low carbon city (see page 16, Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy & Action Plan).
Staff at the City will be evaluating the Edmonton CEIP pilot to:
- understand the community demand
- measure the impact on GHG reduction and renewable energy generation resulting from upgrades, and
- determine the potential of a full-scale program comparing cost and effort.
City Council will use this information to inform decisions on the program moving forward. Visit the City of Edmonton CEIP webpage and myceip.ca/edmonton for program details.
Our Change For Climate Lunchbox Series: Clean Energy Improvement Program webinar happened Tuesday, May 3. Program manager, Barbara Daly, talked about the program, the uptake and any lessons learned to date that might be applied to a full program. Check out the video recording below.