danmin

Home/danmin

About danmin

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far danmin has created 15 blog entries.

Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program (FEAP)

By | 2018-05-02T19:04:59+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program shares costs with the agriculture and agri-processing sector on energy efficiency investments. The Program is designed to encourage energy management which will result in cost savings, energy conservation, and ultimately, reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Program offers financial support, subject to financial constraint, to applicants who incorporate high efficiency equipment that is identified in the applicable Funding List in their construction and/or retrofitting projects.

More information can be found here

BNI Program Updates

By | 2018-01-29T20:37:23+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|


efficiencyalberta.ca

MORE ELIGIBLE PRODUCTS, MORE FUNDING, MORE SAVINGS FOR ALBERTANS
Updates to the Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program
A New Year is always a time to embrace change, strive to make improvements, and progress toward the exciting future ahead. At Energy Efficiency Alberta, that includes continuing our efforts to work with Albertans to lower our carbon footprint in the province.

In 2017, Energy Efficiency Alberta launched a number of programs which promote the adoption of cutting-edge technology to reduce emissions in the province. In May, we launched the Business, Non-Profit, and Institutional (BNI) Energy Savings Program to encourage organizations to replace outdated and inefficient equipment faster than they may normally, to help reduce energy consumption and help them save costs.

The interest in the program has been incredible. The large number of applications is indicative of the level of excitement for energy efficiency programs within the province and the willingness of Albertans to make a difference. The level of interest also brought some challenges in terms of the time required to process the applications.
We surveyed participants for feedback about what is working and where we can improve. We heard your feedback and have made improvements to better meet the needs of the Alberta market. Today, we are pleased to announce the following changes that improve the application processes and make the savings benefits of the program even more accessible to Alberta businesses, non-profits and institutions.

Exciting Improvements to the BNI Program are Now in Effect
As of January 15, 2018 the following changes to the program are effective:

•   Additional funding is available to the BNI program to accommodate even more project applications. This program funding will be available until March 31, 2018 and at that time, funding levels       will be re-evaluated for the next program year.
•   Funding per facility has increased from $60,000 per Site ID to $100,000 per Site ID per year. Annual caps will be assessed by Program Year rather than a 365 day rolling period.
•   23 new measures have been added to the program. Many of these benefit the hospitality and restaurant sectors. See the new Eligible Prescriptive Measures List for details.
•   The incentive amounts have been increased for certain HVAC measures to better reflect the price of products in the Alberta market.
•   The application requirements for many lighting products is now an easier process for customers to navigate. For example, in the application process, specification sheets are no longer required       for products that require Design Lights Consortium (DLC) or EnergyStar qualification. Instead, product reference numbers from DLC or EnergyStar will be required in the online application           process as well as on price-quotes and final invoices. Your product supplier can help you find your DLC or EnergyStar reference numbers.
• Pre-Approval application time frames have been shortened from 12 months to 6 months to ensure funding is available for projects when they need it. (Note: this does not affect projects that have    already been pre-approved. Energy Efficiency Alberta will honour the original 12 month commitment for those projects where funds have already been reserved).
• Private labelled products must have their products listed on the DLC list (where applicable) in order to be eligible for rebates. This will speed up processing times. More information can be found    here (DLC Private Labels).
• Application processes have been refined to speed application submission and processing.
• Product eligibility requirements have been clarified to reduce application errors.

Changes will be noted on the Energy Efficiency Alberta website, and reflected in the updated Terms and Conditions document.
We encourage you to attend one of our upcoming live webinars to learn more about these exciting changes. Learn more and register here!

Industrial Prescriptive Addition
The industrial sector has shown increased enthusiasm about energy efficiency and provides opportunities for a great deal of energy savings. Therefore, we’re excited to announce that as of February 5th new prescriptive rebates for the industrial sector will be launched as part of the BNI program. The pilot industrial program will focus on products that will provide savings in small and medium industrial sectors by targeting a limited list of measures expected to provide significant energy savings. Projects that meet the requirements, with equipment installed between January 15th and March 15th 2018 will be eligible for rebates. Following this pilot program, results will be analyzed and a new plan for the industrial sector will be determined.
The product list for the industrial sector pilot add-on to the BNI program will soon be available on the website.

Upcoming Open House Information Sessions
Please join us at one of these upcoming sessions where we will discuss these exciting changes to the Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Savings Program and answer any questions you may have. No registration required. We hope to see you there!

Edmonton – Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown
February 6, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
February 7, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Calgary – Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre
February 14, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
February 15, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We wish you all the best in 2018!
Energy Efficiency Alberta would like to express appreciation to everyone who has participated in the Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Energy Program to date. A special thanks goes out to everyone who participated in our survey, and who has provided feedback to help us improve our processes as we grow to meet the needs of all Albertans.
We look forward to finding new ways to work with you to reduce energy use, and save customers even more money in 2018.
Please visit efficiencyalberta.ca or contact one of our service representatives for more information:
Phone: 1-844-357-5604
Email: icf@bni.com

By | 2017-10-03T19:23:36+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Energy Efficiency Alberta is now running the Fall Residential Rebate Program 

How does it work?
During Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Instant Savings campaign—running from September 28 until October 29—you’ll save instantly on energy-efficient products at participating retailers. Whether it’s LED light bulbs, smart power bars, timers, clotheslines, dimmers or programmable thermostats, we’re offering savings right at the till.
These rebates are helping to make energy efficiency more affordable for Albertans. And that’s not all you’ll save: once you’ve installed these products in your own home, you’ll see your energy bills decrease as well.

Instant Savings of $12 on LED Downlights VIEW HERE

ENERGY STAR® certified LED Fixtures & Recessed Downlight Fixtures
LED lights (integrated and hardwired) use less energy, turn on instantly, are dimmable, don’t contain mercury, and last up to 25 years.
Energy Efficiency Alberta is offering instant rebates of $12 per fixture, with a maximum of $96 per package.

Highbay Incentive Rebates Currently Available for Business, Non-Profit and Institutions

By | 2017-06-01T21:21:26+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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

This program encourages organizations to replace outdated and inefficient equipment faster than they may normally, to help reduce emissions.You’ll save money which you can reinvest into your organization, or use however you’d like.

 

Low-, medium- and high-bay fixtures and retrofit kits  Small

  • Lighting output must be less than 10,000 lumens
  • On DLC qualified products list
  • : indoor luminaires  high bay
  • Primary use: high Bay Luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings or low bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings or high bay aisle luminaires

Rebate

$40/fixture


Low-, medium- and high-bay fixtures and retrofit kits Medium

  • Lighting output must be greater than or equal to 10,000 lumens and less than 15,000 lumens
  • On DLC qualified products list
  • Category: indoor luminaires  high bay
  • Primary use: High bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings or low bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings or high bay aisle luminaires

Rebate

$100/fixture

 


Low-, medium- and high-bay fixtures and retrofit kits  Large

  • Lighting output must be greater than or equal to 15,000 lumens and less than 20,000 lumens
  • On DLC qualified products list
  • Category: indoor luminaires  high bay
  • Primary use: high bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings or low bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings or high bay aisle luminaires

Rebate

$140/fixture

 


Low-, medium- and high-bay fixtures and retrofit kits  Very Large

  • Lighting output must be greater than or equal to 20,000 lumens
  • On DLC qualified products list
  • Category: indoor luminaries high bay
  • Primary use: high bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings or low bay luminaires for commercial and industrial buildings or high bay aisle luminaires

Rebate

$200/fixture

Get the whole list HERE

‘LED Guy’ knows his lighting, and has low bills to prove it

By | 2017-06-01T21:21:26+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Jan 30, 2017

‘LED Guy’ knows his lighting, and has low bills to prove it

Image of Rainforest EMU display

Paul DeMara of North Delta uses a Rainforest EMU-2™ energy monitor – available through BC Hydro – to get real-time feedback on his electricity use. Five years ago he replaced all his incandescent bulbs with LEDs, and his BC Hydro bills are significantly lower because of it.

North Delta man has replaced one LED since installing 124 back in 2012 (more…)

Iron and Earth: oilsands workers call for training in renewable energy

By | 2017-06-01T21:21:26+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Published: May 15, 2016 – Green Energy Futures

The call to action on the Iron and Earth website says it all:

 “As oil sands workers, or friends and family of somebody in the energy industry, we acknowledge the contribution of fossil fuel extraction projects to our lives and livelihoods. As global citizens, we also acknowledge the need to reach climate change targets. Let’s seize this opportunity and create jobs in the renewable energy sector.”

Lliam Hildebrand is an boilermaker and oilsands worker that helped found Iron and Earth to call on training in renewable energy for out of work oil workers.

Lliam Hildebrand is a boilermaker and oilsands worker that helped found Iron and Earth to call on training in renewable energy for out of work oil workers.

Lliam Hildebrand is first and foremost a boilermaker. On his last oilsands project in northern Alberta, a colleague said to him over lunch, “Man, oil prices are still dropping. They’re going to go below $30 soon, and if we don’t start diversifying our jobs into renewables, our union is screwed.”

It was many conversations like this that inspired Hildebrand to join forces with other like-minded oilsands workers to start Iron and Earth, a campaign calling for training and retraining in renewable energy.

New energy jobs for energy workers

“Our primary goals are number one, to build up the workforce capacity to build renewable energy projects in Canada and in Alberta,” says Hildebrand, now the executive director of Iron and Earth. “Secondly, we want to help build up the manufacturing sector required to build renewable energy. And third, we want to ensure that our contractors and unions can position themselves within this emerging sector.”

Iron and Earth has attracted 4,000 supporters and 450 workers interested in renewable energy training since launching.

Iron and Earth has attracted 4,000 supporters and 450 workers interested in renewable energy training since launching.

The campaign has really taken off. “It’s been absolutely incredible, the amount of attention and support we’ve received so far,” says Hildebrand. “We only launched a month and a half ago, and we already have 4,000 people who have signed our pledge and over 450 of those are actually workers interested in the program and excited about our initiative.”

Hildebrand says that diversification is already built into how various trades operate.

“These tradespeople actually work in all of these industries, whether it’d be coal or natural gas or the oilsands,” says Hildebrand. “So the work force is capable of diversifying, just as we’re capable of diversifying our energy grid.”

(more…)

Workers want a just energy transition

By | 2017-06-01T21:21:26+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As Coal-fired electricity is phased out workers want a say in what their future looks like

Category: Renewable Energy

Published: November 16, 2016 – Green Energy Futures

By David Dodge & Dylan Thompson GreenEnergyFutures.ca

Blue Green Canada is an unlikely alliance of labour unions and environmental groups who learned that there was much to be gained by working together rather than at odds.

Dan Woynillowicz, Clean Energy Canada

Speaking at the BlueGreen Just Transition conference Dan Woynillowicz told the audience there was a staggering $325 billion in clean energy investment in the world in 2015 and that job growth was following suit. Photo David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures.ca

Take the situation in Alberta right now. Alberta’s Climate Leadership plan aims to accelerate the shutting down of the province’s remaining coal plants. Instead, 30 per cent of Alberta’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2030. This is not shocking news. It’s already happened in Ontario and continues to happen around the world as nations face the increasingly serious implications of carbon emissions on the planet.
Even China, long considered a carbon-producing goliath, is leading the way globally in terms of building clean energy and now turning away from coal-fired generation.

“Last year, $110 billion of investment in China, was 10 times more renewable power capacity than natural gas-fired power, and three times more than coal-fired power,” says Dan Woynillowicz, policy director with Clean Energy Canada and one of the speakers at Blue Green Canada’s Just Transition event in Edmonton in October.

(more…)

By | 2017-06-01T21:21:26+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

option02_livetext

 

 

Alberta Municipal Solar Program | Municipal Climate Change Action Center

Alberta Municipal Solar Program

The Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP) provides financial rebates to Alberta municipalities who install solar photovoltaics (PV) on municipal facilities or land and complete public engagement for the project.

Who can participate in the AMSP?
The following organizations are eligible to participate in the AMSP:

  • Municipalities: all designated municipalities within the Province of Alberta that meet the definition of “municipality” as per Section 1(s) of the Municipal Government Act
  • Community-related organizations: non-profit community-related organizations (CROs) are eligible to participate if the project is located on municipally owned facilities or municipally owned land. While CROs are eligible to participate, the municipality must be the signatory to the funding agreement and all reimbursements made under the program will be directed to the municipality.

What types of projects can receive funding through the AMSP?

Eligible projects:

  • Solar PV systems that are greater than or equal to 2 kW and less than or equal to 1 MW in installation capacity
  • All projects must be compliant with Alberta’s Micro-generation Regulation 27/2008
  • All projects must be completed and energized after February 5, 2016

Ineligible projects:

  • Projects located on facilities or land owned by the private sector, schools, universities, hospitals, and the provincial or federal governments
  • Projects located on temporary structures
  • Off-grid solar PV and solar thermal projects
  • Projects that are supported financially by other Government of Alberta climate change initiatives

How much funding is available?
The MCCAC will pay a rebate per watt of total installed capacity ($/W), as per the table below. The rate tier is determined by the total installed capacity of a project submitted through a single AMSP Application. Total funding provided by the MCCAC will not exceed 20% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $300,000 per project application. The rebate will be issued after the MCCAC has verified that the project is complete.

Solar Capacity Rebate
<10 kilowatts $0.75/Watt
10 kilowatts to <150 kilowatts $0.60/Watt
150 kilowatts to 1 Megawatt $0.45/Watt

Note: Funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Municipalities are eligible to submit multiple applications.

How do I apply?
Details on the application process are outlined in the AMSP Guidebook. Submit the AMSP Expression of Interest.

Where do I find additional information?
Inquiries may be directed to contact@mccac.ca.

[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]