Clean Energy Incentives & Rebates Canada (Updated 2020)

There are at least 37 clean energy incentive programs currently available across Canada which offer over 250 individual clean energy rebates and incentives.

All available Canadian clean energy incentives for the residential sector are listed on this page, including rebates, grants, tax credits, forgivable loans, and free products and services.

Energy incentives are sorted by province or territory, and then categorized into one of 3 main categories:

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

Start your energy incentive search by clicking on a jurisdiction below:

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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.

  • Zero-Emission Vehicle Incentive – One notable exception is ZEV incentive offered through transport Canada. This is a $5,000 rebate that is applied automatically at the point of sale when you purchase a zero-emission vehicle.
  • Federal Tax Incentive – Businesses can also use a 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

There are at least 7 clean energy incentive programs available in Alberta which offer about a dozen individual clean energy rebates. This includes 1 energy efficiency program, 5 solar energy programs, and 1 electric transportation program.

Two additional incentive programs offered by Energy Efficiency Alberta were recently cancelled.

All programs are offered by municipalities and/or utilities – no provincial programs currently exist.

Energy Efficiency Incentives

  • HAT Smart Program – In Medicine Hat, there are rebates available for new energy efficiency homes and ENERGY STAR air conditioners, as well as a scratch and win program for smaller energy efficiency upgrades.

Renewable Energy Incentives

  • Banff Solar IncentiveIn Banff, there is currently a $0.75 per watt rebate on solar energy systems. However, applications are limited each year.
  • Canmore Solar Incentive ProgramIn Canmore, there are currently rebates available for residential and commercial solar energy systems. However, applications are limited each year.
  • HAT Smart Program – In Medicine Hat, there is currently a $1.00 per watt rebate for solar energy systems.
  • EQUS Solar Incentive – EQUS currently offers its customers a $0.10 per watt rebate for solar energy systems.

Other Clean Energy Incentives

  • Climate Change Program – In Edmonton, there are currently rebates available for e-bikes and electric vehicle charging stations.

British Columbia

CleanBC Better Homes

There are at least 8 clean energy incentive programs available in British Columbia which offer well over 100 individual clean energy rebates. This includes 1 energy efficiency program, 2 renewable energy programs, and 5 electric transportation programs.

Energy Efficiency

  • Better Homes BC – There are over 150 individual energy efficiency rebates available in British Columbia for insulation, heating & water equipment, appliances, structural upgrades, and more. The best way to search for these rebates use to use the Better Homes website, or by checking the BC Hydro and FortisBC rebate pages.

Renewable Energy Incentives

  • PST Tax Exemption – There is currently a 7% PST exemption for alternative energy generation and energy conservation equipment in BC. This includes insulation, weather stripping, solar pv, micro-hydro, and more.
  • Renewable Energy Rebate – In the districts of Nanaimo and Lantzville, there are currently incentives available for solar pv, solar thermal, and geothermal energy systems.

Clean Energy Incentives

There are currently 3 zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) incentives in British Columbia. All of these incentives, except for the Specialty use Vehicle Incentive Program, can be combined:

  • BC SCRAP-IT – A rebate up to $6,000 when you trade in a gas-powered vehicle when purchasing an electric vehicle.

There are currently 2 electric vehicle charging station incentives in BC. These can be combined with the ZEV incentives above, but not with each other:

  • ZAP BC – A free level-2 ChargePoint charger.

Manitoba

Efficiency Manitoba

There are at least 2 clean energy incentive programs available in Manitoba which offer about a dozen individual clean energy rebates and incentives. This includes 1 energy efficiency program and 1 renewable energy program.

Energy Efficiency

  • Efficiency Manitoba – There are currently about a dozen home energy efficiency incentives available in Manitoba for smart thermostats, insulation, appliances, pool pumps, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

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

New Brunswick

NB Power

There are at least 2 clean energy incentive programs available in New Brunswick which offer about a dozen individual clean energy rebates and incentives. This includes 1 energy efficiency program and 1 renewable energy program.

Energy Efficiency

  • Save Energy NB Power – There over a dozen energy efficiency incentives available in New Brunswick for insulation, heating equipment, windows, doors, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives


Newfoundland and Labrador

Take Charge NL

There is at least 1 energy efficiency program available in Newfoundland and Labrador which offers about a dozen individual clean energy rebates.

Energy Efficiency

  • TakeCHARGE – There are currently about a dozen energy efficiency rebates available in Newfoundland & Labrador for thermostats, insulation, HVRs, heating equipment, low-flow shower heads, and more.

Northwest Territories

Arctic Energy Alliance

There are at least 2 clean energy incentive programs available in the Northwest Territories which offer about a dozen individual clean energy rebates and incentives. This includes 1 energy efficiency program and 1 renewable energy program.

Energy Efficiency

  • Energy Efficiency Incentive Program – In the Northwest Territories, energy efficiency incentives are administered through the Arctic Energy Alliance. There are currently rebates on LED lighting, home appliances, heating and heat recovery equipment, insulation, and more on their website.

Renewable Energy Incentives

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

Nova Scotia

Efficiency Nova Scotia

There are at least 2 clean energy incentive programs available in Nova Scotia which offer over 20 individual clean energy rebates and incentives. This includes 1 energy efficiency program and 1 renewable energy program.

Energy Efficiency

  • Efficiency Nova Scotia – 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

  • SolarHomes – Efficiency Nova Scotia also offers a $0.60 per watt rebate on the purchase of solar photovoltaic systems.

Nunavut

Nunavut Housing Corporation

There is at least 1 energy efficiency program available in Nunavut.

Energy Efficiency

  • Home Renovation Program – Nunavut doesn’t have a large efficiency program like in most other provinces, but the Nunavut Housing Corporation currently offers forgivable loans on various energy efficiency home upgrades including structural, heating, electrical, and plumbing upgrades. To be eligible for this funding, your adjusted household income needs to be less than the HPIE limit, which is typically >$158,000 per year.

Ontario

Save ON Energy

There is at least 1 energy efficiency program available in Ontario which offers about a dozen individual incentives.

Energy Efficiency

  • Save ON Energy – Unfortunately, provincial 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.
  • Enbridge Smart Savings – Enbridge Gas customers can take advantage of up to $5,000 in rebates on insulation, smart thermostats, water heating, windows, doors, and more!

Clean Energy Incentives


Prince Edward Island

Government of Prince Edward Island

There are at least 2 clean energy incentive programs available in Prince Edward Island which offer over 20 individual clean energy rebates and incentives. This includes 1 energy efficiency program and 1 renewable energy program.

Energy Efficiency

  • EfficiencyPEI – 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


Québec

Transition energetique Quebec

There is currently 8 major clean energy program in Québec which offer 27 energy efficiency rebates, 1 renewable energy rebate, and 1 clean transportation rebate.

Energy Efficiency

  • Rénoclimat Program – Transition énergétique Québec currently offers rebates for insulation, air sealing, windows, doors, water heating systems, and more.
  • Chauffez vert Program – Transition énergétique Québec currently offers rebates for heat pumps and heating systems.
  • Éconologis Program – Transition énergétique Québec currently offers rebates for low income households, which may come with a free electronic thermostat.
  • Novoclimat Program – Transition énergétique Québec also offers rebate for newly built energy efficient homes.
  • Gazifére Green – Gazifére is currently offering cash incentives on smart thermostats, air exchangers, and water heaters.
  • Énergir Grants – Énergir is currently offering several grants for smart thermostats, water and heating systems, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

  • Rénoclimat Program – Transition énergétique Québec currently offers rebates geothermal heating systems.

Clean Transportation Incentives

  • New Vehicle Rebate – Transition énergétique Québec is currently offering a rebate of up to $8,000 for zero-emission vehicles. The rebate varies by make and model, so use this tool to determine the rebate amount that is eligible for each.

Saskatchewan

SaskPower

Sadly, there are no known clean energy incentive programs available in Saskatchewan.

When these programs are available, you will be able to find them here, and possibly on the SaskPower and SaskEnergy websites.


Yukon Territory

Government of Yukon

There is currently 1 major clean energy program in the Yukon which offers 12 energy efficiency rebates and 1 renewable energy rebate.

Energy Efficiency

  • Good Energy Home Energy Rebates – The Government of Yukon is currently offering rebates on heat-recovery ventilators, appliances, insulation, windows, doors, water-saving devices, and more.

Renewable Energy Incentives

  • Good Energy Renewable Energy Rebate – The Government of Yukon is currently offering a rebate of $800 per kW for off-grid residents who are installing solar, wind, hydro, biomass, or geothermal energy generation systems.

External Resources

  • Government of Canada – The federal government used to maintain a list of energy incentives for every province and territory. However, this list appears to have been last updated in November 2018.

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MCG
1 month ago

Ontario amended Regulation 282/98 under the Assessment Act so that the assessment and tax classification of property would not change due to the addition of a renewable energy installation on the property (2012). LINK
 
This type of property tax classification encourages residential and commercial property owners to install permanent renewable energy installations.

Atupele Chakwera
1 month ago
Greg
1 month ago

Enbridge has some incentives: https://enbridgesmartsavings.com/