The Community Energy Conservation (CEC) program will provide financial rebates to municipalities to help identify energy-saving opportunities and implement retrofit projects in municipally-owned facilities. Building on the success of the Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, this program will help facilities improve productivity, save energy, and save money.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will the Community Energy Conservation Program open to applications?
The program is expected to launch in 2024. Please subscribe to the MCCAC newsletter to stay informed about when the program formally opens to applications. Please submit an Expression of Interest to share preliminary details about your potential project and be added to a mailing list to receive direct notice when the program is opened to applications.
What types of municipal facilities will be eligible for funding?
Funding will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for municipally-owned facilities including recreation centres, community centres, libraries, town offices, shops, fire halls and more.
What types of projects are expected to be eligible?
Eligible projects could include HVAC upgrades, domestic hot water systems, lighting retrofits, motor and pump replacements, automation and control systems, and more. Municipalities will also have access to funding for energy audits to identify the best energy-saving opportunities before applying for retrofit funding. All projects are assessed on a case-by-case basis and must meet program criteria.
Is funding available retroactively?
Funding will not be available retroactively. Projects in which construction work has started or equipment has been ordered will not be eligible.
Does submitting an Expression of Interest reserve funding or access to funding?
Submitting an Expression of Interest is non-committal and does not reserve access to any funding or form a queue for access. Municipalities must review program documentation, apply, receive approval, and sign a funding agreement before funding is reserved. By submitting an Expression of Interest, you will provide preliminary information regarding your project and we will follow up when more details about the application process are available.