The TAME+ program is temporarily closed to all new participants in order to process all existing applications and undergo a restructuring of the program implementation incentive rates. Eligibility criteria for program participants, energy audit incentive rates, and requirements for detailed energy audits necessary for a project application will remain unchanged. Participants who are actively undergoing detailed energy audits for the purposes of participating in the TAME+ program are not required to make any changes to their process and may participate under the existing TAME+ implementation incentive structure until program relaunch if desired.

TAME+ will be relaunching in the fall of 2017 with modified rebate rates in preparation for the final year of activity of the program. The MCCAC will be making a formal announcement this fall outlining the specific details of the modified implementation incentive rates for the relaunch of the TAME+ program at www.mccac.ca/news.

The Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME+) program provides tools and funding to help municipalities understand how energy is used in their buildings, identify key savings opportunities, and implement retrofit projects. For detailed information on eligibility requirements, available funding, and how to apply, please refer to the TAME+ Guidebook.

Who can participate?

  1. 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
  2. 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.

How much funding is available?
Participants are eligible to receive an Energy Audit Incentive to offset the costs of required detailed energy audits and an Implementation Incentive to offset the costs of municipal building retrofits. Available funding is dependent on the total area of all buildings being retrofitted by a municipality.

Energy audit incentive:

Building Area Incentive Maximum
Under 2,000 m2 50% of audit costs up to $2,500
2,000 to 5,000 m2 50% of audit costs up to $5,000
5,000 to 10,000 m2 50% of audit costs up to $7,500
10,000 m2 or greater 50% of audit costs up to $10,000

Implementation incentive: 

Building Area Incentive Maximum
Under 2,000 m2 50% of capital costs up to $25,000
2,000 to 5,000 m2 50% of capital costs up to $50,000
5,000 to 10,000 m2 50% of capital costs up to $75,000
10,000 m2 or greater 50% of capital costs up to $100,000

Projects must also meet a minimum greenhouse gas reduction performance requirement of $40 per tonne, measured by dividing total MCCAC implementation funding by a project’s lifetime greenhouse gas reductions.

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

Completing a Detailed Energy Assessment?

In order to participate in TAME+, municipalities are responsible for commissioning a detailed energy assessment (audit) for all buildings included in the project application. Municipalities should review the TAME+ Detailed Energy Assessment Requirements document and provide a copy to the energy consultant prior to completing the audit in order to ensure that all requirements are met.

The TAME+ Detailed Energy Assessment Requirements: Review Checklist is a useful tool to help municipalities review the draft Detailed Energy Assessment report prior to submitting a final application to the MCCAC.

How do I apply?
Interested municipalities are invited to submit the TAME+ Expression of Interest

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the MCCAC to discuss the next steps in participating in the program.

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