Government initiatives

Provincial Government Initiatives

The Government of Alberta has a series of energy efficiency and solar rebate programs available for residential and commercial use by Energy Efficiency Alberta.  

The residential energy efficiency program includes:

  • Rebates for energy efficient refrigerators, clothes washers and smart thermostats (up to $100)
  • Home improvement rebates for insulation (up to $3500), windows (up to $1500) and tankless hot water heaters (up to $1000)
  • A no-charge energy efficiency assessment of a home

The business energy efficiency program includes:

  • Rebates for efficient lighting, HVAC and water heating equipment

The residential and commercial solar program includes:

  • Grant of up to $10,000 for installation of a residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system
  • Grant of up to $500,000 for installation of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for commercial and non-profit organizations

Learn more at Energy Efficiency Alberta

Federal Government Initiatives

Please see the Government of Canada's Funding, Grants and Incentives page to learn about Federal incentive programs.

Municipal Initiatives

Several Alberta municipalities provide energy efficiency rebates for homes and building projects. These include:

City of Edmonton

  • The Way We Green: Environmental Strategic Plan: The Way We Green is the City of Edmonton’s new long-term environmental strategic plan, being developed to make Edmonton a national leader in setting and achieving the highest standards and environmental preservation and sustainability.
  • Carbon Dioxide Reduction Edmonton (CO2RE): Carbon Dioxide Reduction Edmonton is a community-wide initiative to permanently reduce local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 

City of Calgary

  • Community GHG Reduction Plan: In 2009, the City of Calgary signed the Calgary Climate Change Accord to reduce corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050. The city is currently developing a strategic greenhouse gas plan to reduce emissions.
  • Multi-unit Toilet Replacement Program: A $50 reward offered to building managers to replace their toilets with an eligible low flow model.

Other Municipalities

Due to growing interest in energy efficiency rebates, the number of rebate programs is rising rapidly. Please contact your local municipality to find out if more rebates are available in your local area.