Custom Efficiency Program: Implementation Incentives

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The Implementation Incentives offset the incremental cost of an approved energy conservation measure identified in your energy study. Incremental cost refers to the difference between an energy-efficient project and the project baseline or equivalent but less energy-efficient alternatives.

Comments on Funding:

Incentives are the lesser of:
- $3/GJ over the measure life of a natural gas efficiency project,
- $0.02/kWh over the measure life of an electric efficiency project (note: this incentive is for FortisBC or municipal electricity customers),
- 75% of the invoiced project costs,
- a maximum of up to $500,000 for commercial building or agricultural lighting projects, or up to $1 million for industrial facilities.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant must:

  • be a FortisBC natural gas customer under any rate class except Rate 1 and/or a FortisBC electricity customer or municipal electricity customer of Grand Forks, Penticton, Summerland and Nelson Hydro;
  • be an owner or long-term leaseholder of a new or existing industrial or agricultural building or an existing commercial, institutional or multi-unit residential building or facility;
  • select a consultant included in FortisBC’s list of approved consultants to perform a detailed energy study;
  • For natural gas customers, their project must have the potential to save a minimum of 1,000 GJ of natural gas annually.
  • For FortisBC or municipal electricity customers, their project must have the potential to save 50,000 kWh of electricity annually. Except for agricultural lighting, indoor lighting projects are not eligible for the Custom Efficiency Program. Visit the commercial lighting rebates page to learn more about available rebates.
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