Efficiency Manitoba launches natural gas programs for multiple sectors
By Anthony Capkun
February 4, 2021 – Approximately $32.3 million from the federal Low-Carbon Economy Leadership Fund will support natural-gas programs offered by Efficiency Manitoba, a new Crown corporation established by the province.
The province is contributing about $32.3 million to this project, through Efficiency Manitoba.
The programs aim to reduce natural gas use and GHG emissions by offering rebates and incentives for energy-efficient equipment and retrofit measures.
The residential programs are designed to reduce household natural gas consumption by providing customers with rebates, incentives and information to encourage them to make their homes more energy efficient.
Eligible natural gas savings measures for the residential sector may include home insulation, smart thermostats, and furnace and boiler upgrades. Through this program, low-income and Indigenous residents will also be eligible to benefit from the measures at no cost.
The commercial, industrial and agricultural programs include rebates and incentives to support energy savings from reducing natural gas use through mechanical upgrades of space or process heating systems; building envelope renovation improvements; and upgrades or equipment for new buildings that achieve greater energy savings.