Clean Energy Incentives Canada (Updated 2020)

This page is a reference source for available clean energy incentives in Canada. This includes energy rebates, energy tax credits, energy grants, and free energy-related products and services for the residential sector.

Energy incentives are sorted based on the province/territory and then categorized into one of 3 main categories:

  • Energy Efficiency Incentives (home and appliance upgrades)
  • Renewable Energy Incentives (energy generation equipment)
  • Clean Energy Incentives (others, including electric vehicles)

Please note that this page is undergoing a major ongoing revisions until June 2020.

Bold sub-headers under the province indicate that the section is complete.

Start your search for clean energy incentives by clicking on your province below:


Canada-Wide Programs

Government of Canada

The federal government does not usually administer energy incentives. Instead, it provides provinces and territories funding to administer their own through the Low Carbon Economy Fund.

One notable exception is the Zero-Emission Vehicle Incentive offered through transport Canada. This is a $5,000 rebate applied at the point of purchase at your car dealership (or online Tesla shop).

Businesses can also use this Federal Tax Incentive to fully expense clean energy generation and energy efficiency equipment. This means a CCA rate of 100% and the abolishment of the first year rule.


Alberta

Energy Efficiency Alberta

Energy Efficiency

Unfortunately, energy efficiency programs in Alberta have been cancelled by the current conservative government. When programs are available, you can view them on the Energy Efficiency Alberta website.

Renewable Energy Incentives

While the provincial solar incentive has now ended, there are currently solar incentives in Banff, Canmore, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and for EQUS customers.

Clean Energy Incentives

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there are any other energy incentives available in Alberta.


British Columbia

CleanBC Better Homes

Energy Efficiency

There are about 100+ energy efficiency rebates available in BC for insulation insulation, heating, water, appliances, structural upgrades, and much more. They can all be found using the rebate search tool on the Better Homes website.

If you are a BC Hydro or FortisBC customer, you can also check for rebates on their website directly.

Renewable Energy Incentives

There is currently a PST Tax Exemption for alternative energy generation and energy conservation equipment in BC. This includes insulation, weather stripping, solar pv, micro-hydro, and more!

A small incentive for solar pv, solar thermal, and geothermal systems is also available in the districts of Nanaimo and Lantzville.

Clean Energy Incentives

There are currently several zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) incentives in British Columbia. All of these incentives, except for the Specialty use Vehicle Incentive Program, can be combined:

There are also two incentives available for EV charging stations. These these options can be combined with the ZEV incentives above, but not with each other:


Manitoba

Efficiency Manitoba

Energy Efficiency

Efficiency programs in Manitoba are administered through Efficiency Manitoba. There are about a dozens home energy efficiency incentives available including rebates for smart thermostats, insulation, appliances, pool pumps, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

The Government of Manitoba currently offers a Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit for geothermal heat pump (7.5% – 15%) and solar thermal energy systems (10%).

Clean Energy Incentives

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there are any other energy incentives available in Manitoba.


New Brunswick

NB Power

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency programs in New Brunswick are administered through NB Power. There are currently savings opportunities for insulation, heating equipment, windows, doors, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

You can receive a solar photovoltaic rebate between $0.20 and $0.30 per watt through NB Power’s Total Home Energy Savings Program.

Clean Energy Incentives

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there are any other energy incentives available in New Brunswick.


Newfoundland and Labrador

Take Charge NL

Energy Efficiency

You can find a complete list of energy efficiency upgrades on the TakeCHARGE website. There are currently rebates for thermostats, insulation, HVRs, heating equipment, low-flow shower heads, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there are any other energy incentives available in Newfoundland & Labrador.

Clean Energy Incentives

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there are any other energy incentives available in Newfoundland & Labrador.


Northwest Territories

Arctic Energy Alliance

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency programs in the Northwest Territories are administered through the Arctic Energy Alliance. You can find rebates on LED lighting, home appliances, heating and heat recovery equipment, insulation, and more on their website.

Renewable Energy Incentives

The Alternative Energy Technologies Program is a 50% rebate on the total cost of renewable generation projects (solar, wind, wood pellet heating, etc) for property owners in non-hydro communities.

Clean Energy Incentives

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there are any other energy incentives available in the Northwest Territories.


Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency incentives in Nova Scotia are administered through Efficiency Nova Scotia. There are dozens of incentives currently available on smart thermostats, drying racks, LED lights, appliances, heating systems, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Clean Energy Incentives


Nunavut

Nunavut Housing Corporation

Energy Efficiency

Nunavut doesn’t have a large efficiency program like in most other provinces, but the Nunavut Housing Corporation offers forgivable loans on various energy efficiency home upgrades including structural, heating, electrical, and plumbing upgrades.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Clean Energy Incentives


Ontario

Save ON Energy

Energy Efficiency

Unfortunately, energy efficiency programs in Ontario have been cancelled by the current conservative government. When programs are available, you can view them on the Save ON Energy website.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Clean Energy Incentives


Prince Edward Island

Government of Prince Edward Island

Energy Efficiency

Efficiency programs in the province are administered through EfficiencyPEI. There are currently dozens of rebates available for insulation, windows, doors, toilets, smart thermostats, heating equipment, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Clean Energy Incentives


Québec

Transition energetique Quebec

Energy Efficiency

You can find a complete list of home energy efficiency incentives on the Transition énergétique Québec website. There are currently incentives available for insulation, air sealing, windows, doors, heating systems, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Clean Energy Incentives


Saskatchewan

SaskPower

Energy Efficiency

Sadly, Saskatchewan is the only province without major energy efficiency incentives. However, SaskPower offers energy savings tips on their website. SaskEnergy has some commercial programs available.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Clean Energy Incentives


Yukon Territory

Government of Yukon

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency incentives in the Yukon are administered through the Good Energy Program. You can currently find rebates on heat-recovery ventilators, appliances, insulation, windows, doors, water-saving devices, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

Clean Energy Incentives


External Resources

The federal government maintained a list of energy efficiency incentives for every province and territory. However, this list appears to have been last updated in November, 2018.

Both Plug ‘N Drive and Tesla maintain lists of electric vehicle incentives available in Canada.


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