Industrial Energy Efficiency Program Accepting Applications
The Sector-specific Industrial Energy Efficiency Program is targeting efficiency at pulp and paper, chemical, fertilizer, minerals and metals facilities. Projects will be selected through a competitive process based on greenhouse gas emissions reductions, improvements to facility competitiveness, overall project strength and social, economic and environmental benefits. The program will support technology investments at facilities big and small, old and new. Front-end stages of project design, like engineering plans, will also be eligible for funding to ensure operators with fewer resources can take advantage of the program.
Only facilities that report emissions under the Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation 2018 reporting year are eligible for funding. Successful applicants are eligible to receive 75 per cent of project costs up to a maximum of $8 million per facility. Applications are open from Dec. 19, 2018 to Jan. 31, 2019.
The program will serve as an additional funding source to Emissions Reductions Alberta Industrial Energy Efficiency funding, and will complement Energy Efficiency Alberta’s Custom Energy Solutions Program.