Energy Savings for Business (ESB)

By mmuise

The Energy Savings for Business (ESB) program will help eligible Alberta businesses reduce emissions, decrease operating costs, grow their operations and become more competitive, while creating skilled jobs and boosting economic recovery.

Comments on Funding:

ESB will give businesses fast access to incentives for cost-effective efficiency measures:
- up to $250,000 is available per project;
- up to $1 million per parent company is available to cover the cost of products and services.
- minimum incentive amount of $500.

Deadline: September 30, 2023

1. All business and non-profits serviced by an Alberta electric utility are eligible, except for residences, some new construction projects, municipally, federal and provincially owned buildings, publicly funded institutions and Large Emitters —as defined under Alberta’s TIER regulation. If you are a TIER regulated company, but some of your facilities don’t fall under the regulations, like your head office, they may be eligible for incentives.

2. Eligible organizations

a) Individual businesses;
b) Non-profit organizations;
c) Co-operatives;
d) Farms registered as a business.

e)Private schools not eligible for government funding

3. For projects to be eligible, they must occur at facilities located within Alberta, meet project timeline requirements and follow the criteria outlined in the Participant Terms and Conditions.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

1. The project completion deadline for the Energy Savings for Business program has been extended until September 30, 2023.
2. A wide range of cost-effective high efficiency products and onsite energy generation technologies are eligible for incentives through this program:
a) Compressed air measures;
b) Process heating;
c) Refrigeration;
d) Food service equipment;
e) HVAC;
f) Motors and drives;
g) Water heating;
h) Combined heat and power (CHP);
i) Lighting systems;
j) Building envelope and windows;
k) Geothermal;
l) Agricultural lighting;
m) Waste energy recovery;
n) Solar air heating.

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