Three energy efficiency programs to launch 2017 in Alberta
October 27, 2016 - Energy Efficiency Alberta is gearing up to launch three initial energy efficiency programs in early 2017:
By Anthony Capkun
• Direct Install Residential Program
• Residential Consumer Products Program
• Business Non-Profit & Institutional Rebate Program
The Direct Install Residential Program will offer direct, no-charge installation of low-cost energy efficiency products to residences, such as lighting, water and heating components.
The Residential Consumer Products Program will offer point-of-sale rebates to residential customers at retail outlets with products such as lighting, insulation and appliances.
The Business, Non-Profit & Institutional Rebate Program will offer incentives for high-efficiency products and the installation of electric- and gas-based products such as lighting, heating & cooling systems, and hot water systems.
“Keep in mind this is the first wave of programs,” said Jesse Row of Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA). “Experience in other provinces shows a variety of programs are needed to capture the full potential of energy efficiency.”
To support the agency, the province is releasing an RFP to identify third parties who are capable of delivering programs so Albertans can begin participating early next year.
As part of this announcement, the chair and board of Energy Efficiency Alberta were named: David Dodge (chair), Vittoria Bellissimo, Joseph Albert Jobin, Peter Love, Helen Rice and Kyla Sandwith.