The Low Carbon Economy Fund

 

The $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF) is an important part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change (the Framework).

The Fund supports the Framework by leveraging investments in projects that will:

  • generate clean growth
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • help meet or exceed Canada's Paris Agreement commitments

The Fund is helping to:

  • create jobs for Canadians for years to come
  • deliver clean, sustained growth
  • support innovation
  • reduce energy bills

The Fund has two parts:

  • Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund
  • Low Carbon Economy Challenge

Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund

This Fund is providing up to $1.4 billion to provinces and territories that have adopted the Framework. The funding helps them deliver on their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This funding recognizes the key role provinces and territories play in implementing the Framework and addressing climate change. Provinces and territories are each eligible to receive $30 million plus funding based on population.

Starting in fall 2017, provinces and territories worked with the federal government to agree on which projects to fund. Bilateral funding agreements are finalized with most jurisdictions and many projects are underway.

For the province of Ontario: Energy Savings Rebate Program for Retailers

From a portion of Ontario’s allocation through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, the Energy Savings Rebate program will allow Ontario retailers to offer rebates on the purchase of approved energy efficient products. This will help Ontarians to reduce energy use, save money and address climate change. For more information, see the Energy Savings Rebate page.

For more information:

Low Carbon Economy Challenge

The Low Carbon Economy Challenge will provide over $500M. While funding decisions continue to be made, funded projects are leveraging ingenuity across the country to reduce emissions and generate clean growth. For further information, see the Challenge home page.

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Recipients of the Low Carbon Economy Fund can refer to the LCEF Visual image guidelines.

News releases

2019 news releases
2018 news releases

Video

Transcript

Lake Ontario is helping keep Toronto cool.

Deep lake water cooling uses cold lake water to cool downtown buildings.

CARLYLE COUTINHO (President and Chief Operating Officer, Enwave Canada): My name is Carlyle Coutinho, and I’m the president and chief operating officer for the Canadian division of Enwave. Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Fund is investing $10 million in Enwave’s deep lake water cooling facility. Enwave plans to use this funding to expand our deep lake water cooling facility and our capacity in the city of Toronto. What that allows for is the greater displacement of electricity use—therefore reducing carbon—displacement of water use, and just general conservation. And we want to take our solutions that might be at scale corporately or in a large downtown sector and be able to apply it to smaller areas like a residential 400-unit-residential-homes district and scale it across North America and the world. So it allows for a made-in-Canada solution that we can push out across the world.

A climate-friendly project from Low Carbon Economy Fund.

Table of projects
Program name Project name Project description Ultimate recipient name Program contribution Estimated total project cost Announcement Date Province / Territory Rank
Low Carbon Economy Fund University of British Columbia (UBC) - Biomass Expansion Project The University of British Columbia (UBC) Biomass Expansion Project involves the addition of 12 megawatts of thermal energy output, biomass-fueled boiler to UBC's existing 6 MWth bioenergy facility to further energize UBC’s hot water District Energy System (DES). UBC’s baseline activity is to provide this thermal energy with its existing natural gas-fired boilers whereas this project adds renewable energy capacity that allows the DES to decouple growth and carbon. The added renewable energy capacity will allow UBC’s DES to keep up with increased demand over the coming years while reducing its reliance on natural gas. As reported by UBC, the Biomass Expansion Project is the most cost-effective option for both meeting the increasing thermal energy demand of a growing campus, and meeting the strategic GHG emission reduction target of UBC's climate action plan by fuel-switching from natural gas to renewable biomass. University of British Columbia $7,609,000 $15,848,000 August 20 2019 British Columbia 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Accelerated Modernization and Improvement Project for Public Housing The Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) is proposing accelerated replacements and retrofits program for public housing to achieve energy efficiency improvements and reduction of emissions across the territory.  The program will target: Building Envelope Upgrades (Insulation / Weather Stripping / Venting Barrier/ Ventilation /Windows/Doors); Hot Water Tank Upgrades; and Furnace/Boiler upgrades. Territory, Municipal &
Indigenous Governments
$6,000,000 $8,000,000 September 10 2018 Nunavut 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Active Carbon Sequestration in Forestry This is a program to support active forest regeneration in Northwest Territories (NWT) to sequester carbon. The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will support a) tree planting (120 ha), in previously forested areas in NWT that are not recovering properly after harvesting or fire activity; and b) tree thinning (60 ha) in high density pine areas to maximize growth.  Specific sites have not yet been identified but will be selected based on considerations that include climate change adaptation considerations such as assisted migration (planting in areas where climate change is moving faster than natural tree migration). Territory $999,750 $1,333,000 October 11 2018 Northwest Territories 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Affordable Housing - Exterior Energy Savings Program Will enable retrofits in government owned and supported affordable housing units, prioritizing units requiring retrofits identified through energy efficiency audits. Eligible building retrofits include: - exterior doors and windows; - attic, exterior wall and basement insulation; and - heating, cooling, water and lighting systems. Province (Alberta Seniors and Housing) $9,000,000 $25,000,000 May 4 2018 Alberta 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Alberta Indigenous Solar and Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programming Expands existing Alberta Indigenous Solar Program and Alberta Indigenous Energy Efficiency (Retrofit) Program for 2018/19 and 2019/20. Would allow an increased number of Indigenous communities to participate in the solar program and allow a larger number of retrofits. Indigenous Communities, Organizations and Governments $7,000,000 $15,200,000 June 25, 2018 Alberta 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Building Energy Retrofit Partnership The Building Energy Retrofit Partnership will be an integrated offer of information, services and financial incentives to accelerate retrofits that maximize greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and transform the market for future high efficiency codes and standards. It will cover energy efficient gas equipment, fuel switching to clean electricity, and envelope improvements. Individuals, Businesses $12,000,000 $24,000,000 September 28 2018 British Columbia 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Commercial Energy Efficiency Program NB Power seeks to expand its suite of current programming for commercial customers: commercial buildings retrofit; small business lighting; and enablement and market transformation. Private Sector, Not-for-Profit organizations $6 553 059 $33,371,059 May 18 2018 New Brunswick 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Industrial Energy Efficiency Program NB Power is launching new programming to promote conservation and the efficient use of energy in manufacturing facilities. The programs are: small and medium industrial; large industrial; and enablement and market transformation. The LCEF will expand access to consumers who use oil or natural gas. Private Sector, Public Sector Bodies $19 699 448,00 $45 869 447,00 May 18 2018 New Brunswick 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Deep Lake Water Cooling Fourth Intake - Toronto Enwave will add a 4th Intake to their Deep Lake Water Cooling district energy system, providing additional low-carbon cooling to Toronto and reducing supplemental cooling from electricity, gas and fuel oil during peak periods. It will increase capacity by 30,000 gallons per minute (GPM), add 18,000 tons of peak cooling (50 million ton-hours annually), increase cooling use from 65% to 83%, provide service to an additional 1.9 million m2 of floor space, and reduce GHG emissions by 714,000 t CO2e over its lifetime. Enwave Enegy Corporation $10,000,000 $82,508,753 January 10 2019 Ontario 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Public Housing This proposal will support energy efficiency and heating fuel substitution in Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT)-owned public housing. It includes energy retrofits as well as energy enhancements for buildings. For example, GNWT is proposing installation of a biomass-based heating system (with propane backup) in addition to energy efficiency measures such as air sealing, LED light replacement, and thermostat replacements, as well as some insulation and window upgrades. Low income families and individuals $4,000,000 $5,333,333 October 11 2018 Northwest Territories 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Energy Efficiency Upgrades to Government of the Northwest Territories Marine Vessels The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will undertake energy upgrades to two ferries and one Marine Services tugboat in its fleet. Upgrades will include repowering vessels with more efficient engines and hydrodynamic upgrades. Territory $3,799,688 $5,066,250 October 11 2018 Northwest Territories 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Enhance Arctic Energy Alliance Programs and Services This proposal seeks to expand energy programming delivered by the not-for-profit Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA). AEA delivers public facing energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable and alternative energy programs for residents, business and communities. The new proposed programs range from rebate programs, energy auditing services, and provision of technical support to clients. Individuals, Business, Indigenous $7,096,250 $20,725,000 October 11 2018 Northwest Territories 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Government Greenhouse Gas Fund Application based grant program to fund greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction projects for Governments in the Northwest Territories, including the Government of the Northwest Territories, community and Indigenous governments. Eligible projects include fuel switching, building energy retrofits, district heating and vehicle retrofits. Territory, Municipal, Indigenous Governments $7,329,312 $9,772,417 October 11 2018 Northwest Territories 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Industrial Energy Efficiency Facility and Equipment Upgrades Program Program will provide support to industry to accelerate adoption of processes, systems, and technologies to increase energy efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. It will provide technical assistance, financial support, and project management services and will fund energy management information systems, embedded energy managers, capital projects, and behind the meter combined heat-and-power electricity generation. Industries $43,000,000 $176,800,000 May 10 2018 Alberta 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Installation of two new District Heating Systems (DHS) in Sanikiluaq and Taloyoak The objective of this project is to install a new district heating system in each of the two communities in order to capture residual heat from diesel fuel generators that are providing electricity to the communities.  The residual heat will be used to provide space heating and hot water to nearby commercial and institutional buildings (including schools, a pool and garages). The emission reductions are based on the reduction of on-site fossil fuels used for heating and hot water in the connected buildings. Territory, Municipal &
Indigenous Governments
$5,551,087 $7,401,450 September 10 2018 Nunavut 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Integrated Low Carbon Homes Expansion and integration of in-home efficiency and clean energy activities to both electric and oil/non-electric-heated homes. This includes: expanding delivery of programs to oil-heated homes; and further incentives to all homes for GHG-reducing measures. Measures will be created as needed to serve low-income, rental housing and/or First Nations. Not-For-profits, Provincial, Municipal
Indigenous Governments
$56,000,000 $528,000,000 July 10 2018 Nova Scotia 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Landfill Gas Collection System Expansion The City of Regina proposes to expand the landfill gas collection system at Regina’s landfill with new gas wells, flare and associated infrastructure to increase the collection and combustion of methane/landfill gas.  The scope of this project includes two main activities:  installation of 30 new gas collection wells and one new flare, with associated infrastructure for both.  Expansion of the landfill gas collection is estimated to reduce GHG emissions up to 30%. City of Regina $1,295,200 $3,238,000 February 12 2019 Saskatchewan 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund McGill University – Energy Conversion Portfolio This proposal consists of the conversion of fossil fuel based heating equipment to electricity at two separate sites belonging to McGill University. The first project will convert one of four natural gas-fired steam boilers to electricity, as well as the installation of a new, upgraded boiler at McGill's Downtown campus, which will lead to 5 million meters cubed of natural gas reductions. The second project will convert heating oil-based equipment to electricity at McGill's Gault Nature Reserve, which will lead to annual reductions of 20,000 L of #2 heating oil. Electricity in both cases will be provided from Hydro-Quebec's grid. McGill University $1,056,280 $5,577,088 February 22 2019 Quebec 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund On-Farm Energy Management Program Offers cost-sharing incentives on the purchase of equipment that will improve energy efficiency to Alberta producers. Expands existing program and allows larger producers to propose large projects than current limits. Example equipment includes ag-specific applications for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and electrical, controls, motors, process heat system, building envelope, refrigeration, compressed air or steam and plug loads. Farmers, Processors $14,000,000 $68,333,000 January 29 2018 Alberta 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Optimizing Energy Efficiency in University of Saskatchewan Buildings The University of Saskatchewan (UofS) proposal focuses on GHG emission reductions through reducing electricity, natural gas and cooling water consumption in campus buildings. A utility analysis of 26 buildings will be conducted. An initial retro-commissioning (RCx) of the buildings will be undertaken with a consultant. This brief examination will identify systems, verify equipment and identify any low cost measures that can immediately generate GHG emission reductions. It will also identify areas of concern. A final RCx will follow, focusing on the areas identified in the initial RCx. This final RCX will also identify changes to the design intent of the buildings that would result in reduced energy consumption. Using these results, the consultant will develop reports on the efficiency measures, identifying the costs of each and quantifying the GHG reductions. Any measures deemed to be economically viable that will produce sufficient GHG reductions will be implemented by external contractors. The UofS has implemented an energy management information system (EMIS) utilizing software called Kaizen. Where possible, the EMIS will be utilized to measure the GHG reductions. On buildings where this has not been implemented, reductions will be calculated using manual measurements and data loggers. University of Saskatchewan $1,509,375 $3,018,750 March 13 2019 Saskatchewan 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Reducing Methane/GHG Emissions from Oil Sands Tailings and Ponds Titanium Corporation’s CVW™ process is a suite of tailings remediation technologies designed to intercept oil sands froth treatment tailings (FTT), and recover solvent, diluted bitumen, and valuable minerals. The recovery of hydrocarbons enables fugitive methane emissions avoidance from tailings ponds and more efficient tailings remediation. Solvent extraction is essential to the GHG emissions reductions claimed by the applicant. When solvents such as naphtha gas (used in the processing of bitumen by the mine) remain in the tailings, methanogenic bacteria break down the solvent to produce substantial amounts of methane, resulting in large fugitive methane emissions from such tailings ponds. These emissions are estimated to be hundreds of kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent across a large mining operation. By removing up to 80% of the remaining solvent, these fugitive methane emissions should be correspondingly reduced. This proposal involves the engineering and construction of CVW™ with Canadian Natural Resources Ltd at their Horizon mine in Alberta by 2022. Up to 10% of fugitive methane emissions can be avoided site-wide. Further, zircon and titanium minerals will also be recovered in a new diversified export industry for Canada. Titanium Corporation Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. $40,000,000 $313,252,800 March 14 2019 Alberta 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Residential Energy Efficiency Program NB Power seeks to expand its suite of current programming for residential customers: residential retrofit; energy efficient product rebate; low-income energy savings; home energy report; and enablement and market transformation. Individual, Not-for-Profit organizations $23,747,494 $92,224,492 May 18 2018 New Brunswick 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Residential Retail Products - Energy Efficiency Improvements Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) will introduce a second wave of its Residential Retail Products program, supporting additional products and emphasizing rural communities. Builds on partnerships with retailers who deliver instant rebates campaign. Includes: LED bulbs and fixtures, water savings devices, smart power bars, dimmers and motion sensors, and programmable thermostats. Supported by consumer education. Individuals, Business $25,000,000 $50,000,000 April 5 2018 Alberta 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund The City of Calgary, Waste & Recycling Services (WRS) landfill gas (LFG) collection system expansion The City of Calgary’s Waste and Recycling Services (WRS) is intending expand its landfill gas collection systems across 3 different project sites. The East Calgary Waste Management Facility will install new vertical landfill gas collection wells and associated well distribution piping, mechanical and electrical upgrades to expand the volume of landfill gas collected. It is expected that GHG emissions will be reduced by more than 630,000 tonnes of CO2e by collecting and flaring landfill-generated methane. Calgary’s WRS will also design and construct approximately 15 new vertical landfill gas collection wells in the Phase 1 and 2 project sites at the Spyhill Waste Management Facility, which will reduce GHG by converting methane into carbon dioxide. The City of Calgary $5,884,326 $14,700,751 March 11 2019 Alberta 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Waterloo Landfill West Gas Header The Region of Waterloo proposes three activities to increase gas collection efficiency at the Waterloo Landfill, reducing GHG emissions. This three activities include the installation of the West Gas Header including additional piping and associated valve chambers for connection to vertical and horizontal gas collection well infrastructure, the installation of incrementally additional horizontal landfill gas trenches on the west portion of the site, and upgrades to existing vertical original chamber wellheads to flexible above-grade wellhead assemblies which will increase gas flow. Region of Waterloo $1,456,783 $3,641,958 March 12 2019 Ontario 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund ZooShare Biogas Plant ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. is proposing to add new digester technology to their existing biogas plant in Toronto, expand processing capacity by 15,000 tonnes and improving their ability to manage material. The location of the biogas plant is owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, leased to the Toronto Zoo and then subleased with approval from TRCA to ZooShare for the biogas project.  This  initiative will economically separate organic material and contaminants, responsibly apply the digestate for agricultural purposes, and leverage economies of scale. The proposed project includes installing self-cleaning digester technology that can remove contaminants on an ongoing basis rather than requiring costly shut downs every few years. This equipment also allows the biogas plant to process additional materials that otherwise are directed to the landfill, like packaged organics. ZooShare will also work together with nearby farms to offer digestate to displace industrial fertilizer, and establish best practices therein. This could establish an accepted market value for digestate as a fertilizer/soil amendment and thus accelerate realized value for biogas plants and end markets. The applicant has stated that receiving value from the farms for the nutrients provided is essential to success. ZooShare Biogas Co-operative Inc. $2,660,000 $6,650,000 March 11 2019 Ontario 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Loblaws Inc. - Low GWP Refrigerant Conversions in Supermarket Systems Loblaws proposes to retrofit refrigeration systems and replace existing high global warming potential refrigerant in approximately 377 corporate stores. The retrofits will reduce the impact of refrigerant leakage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The conversion from high Global Warming Potential (GWP) to low GWP refrigerant reduces GHG emissions. Loblaws will be using its own licensed refrigeration technicians and local, third party refrigeration servicing contractors to perform these retrofits. Loblaws will be working with refrigerant manufacturer and wholesaler partners for the supply of the retrofit refrigerant and the materials and equipment needed to perform the retrofit. Loblaws Inc. $12,103,473 $48,413,890 April 8 2019 Ontario 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Climate Change Challenge Fund (CCCF) Newfoundland Labrador's Climate Change Challenge Fund (CCCF) would incentivize greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions and will provide grant-based funding for a range of applicants such as large industrial companies; small and medium-sized enterprises in the agricultural, forestry, manufacturing and mining industries; commercial, municipal and non-profit entities; and Indigenous governments and organizations. Similarly to ECCC's Low Carbon Economy Challenge, the NL CCCF will support activities to improve fuel/energy efficiency; facilitate fuel switching to lower carbon alternatives; facilitate improvements in on-site mobile equipment efficiency; and facilitate process changes and/or product improvements.  The Provincial Government will also cover 25 per cent of project costs for all participants other than municipal entities (33%). Industries, Small and medium-sized enterprises, Not-for-Profit, Indigenous governments and organizations $9 999 321,00 $39 997 284,00 March 15 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Energy Efficiency in Oil Heated Homes This program will provide incentives for insulation and thermostats to eligible residential homeowners reliant on fuel oil for space heating. The program mirrors the existing takeCHARGE product rebate program for electrically heated homes, and will be delivered by Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. Rebates will be provided in the form of a credit on electricity bills. Individuals $512 500,00 $2 050 000,00 March 8 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Expansion of the Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) This is an expansion of the Home Energy Savings Program (HESP), which was formally launched in July 2017. HESP is delivered by the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation, and provides grants of up to $5,000 to low-income households reliant on electricity for space heating to undertake energy efficiency upgrades to their building envelope, including insulation (attic, basement, crawl space or wall), air sealing, and fenestration (i.e. windows and doors), as well as heating system in limited cases. The expansion of HESP will extend program eligibility to low-income homeowners (less than $32,500 annual household income) that heat their home with fuel oil as well as additional households reliant on electric heat. Low income families and individuals $2 144 500,00 $8 578 000,00 January 25 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Freight Transportation Fuel Efficiency Program The proposed program will create rebates for participants in the freight trucking sector to install fuel savings devices on existing fleets. Eligible technologies may include auxiliary power units, aerodynamic devices, low-rolling resistance tires, fleet management devices and related equipment. The rebates will cover approximately 50 percent (25 percent federal and 25 percent provincial) of the purchase and installation cost of the eligible fuel savings devices and the recipient will contribute the balance. The program outcomes are expected to include (i) reduction of GHG emissions; (ii) reduced fuel consumption (iii) reduced criteria air contaminants; (iv) improved industry competitiveness and efficiency; and (v) job creation for tradespeople servicing the trucking industry. Private sector (transportation) $1 466 176,00 $5 864 704,00 March 15 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching in Public Buildings The program will provide grants for energy efficiency retrofits and/or fuel switching in schools, hospitals, post-secondary institutions and other provincial buildings that are not eligible under the Green Infrastructure Stream under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). Proponents would also be permitted to undertake pre-retrofit energy audits to identify the most cost-effective retrofits to undertake; however, costs would only be reimbursed if a subsequent capital project is undertaken pursuant to the program. Program outcomes are expected to include: (i) reduction of GHG emissions; (ii) reduced fuel oil consumption (iii) reduced criteria air contaminants; (iv) reduced operating costs for proponents; and (v) job creation for tradespeople and those in the construction industry supply chain. Municipalities, Schools and Hospitals $4 375 000,00 $8 750 000,00 January 25 2019 Newfoundland and Labrador 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund ERA Industrial Efficiency Challenge: Deployment Initiative Emissions Reductions Alberta’s (ERA) Industrial Process Efficiency Challenge is a program that will provide matching grant funding through a competitive call for proposals process to technology demonstration and deployment of energy efficiency projects. It would be co-funded by LCEF (25%) and ERA (25%). The LCEF application only covers the deployment aspect of the program (TRL 8-9).
The Deployment Initiative stream will accelerate the commercial implementation and deployment of industrial efficiency technologies for GHG emissions reductions and cost savings at Large Final Emitter (LFE) industrial facilities across Alberta.
Industries $8 000 000,00 $32 000 000,00 February 6 2019 Alberta 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Municipal and Agricultural Organics Diversion and Processing The project will create waste processing plants and divert unprocessed municipal organic waste and agricultural crop residue from landfills, reducing GHG emissions (primarily methane) from waste decomposition.  It would expand municipal capacity to process organic waste and contribute to BC’s long term target of diverting waste from 75% of BC's population.  The program would also create saleable compost and other value-added byproducts.  Regional entity, Private Sector $10 000 000,00 $30 000 000,00 April 18 2019 British Columbia 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund The Forest Carbon Initiative This project will develop and implement forest activities that reduce emissions and sequester carbon in the provincial forest where 6 to 7 billion tonnes of carbon are currently stored (roughly 300,000 hectors).  The four key portfolio activities include: rehabilitation of forest affected by fires and the mountain pine beetle, fertilization, increased planting density and improved utilization harvest residues. In addition to developing and implementing practices that support the retention of healthy, resilient forests, and their stored carbon, over time. Public sector bodies, Province $140 000 000,00 $290 000 000,00 April 18 2019 British Columbia 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Building & Industry Program The GNWT would administer a competitive application-based “Building & Industry Program” that is intended to target the large-scale commercial and industrial sectors. This program aims to address an identified gap in uptake that has been seen in these sectors by lowering the upfront cost barrier for energy efficiency retrofits. This program aims to support GHG reductions through building retrofits, building energy management, combined heat and power, energy efficiency, renewable energy, fuel substitution, and process changes in industry and retrofits for mobile transportation equipment. The Government will be targeting the industrial sector as it is one of the primary emissions sources in NWT.  They will be inviting applications and assessing applications based on GHG reductions per tonne, regional representation, project feasibility as well as quality and completeness of the proposal. Private sector (Industry, commercial) $8 000 000,00 $32 000 000,00 May 10 2019 Northwest Territories 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Reducing GHG Emissions in the Built Environment through Enhanced Energy Efficiency and Fuel Switching Prince Edward Island currently delivers residential programs to assist with home energy assessment; buildings retrofits; building envelope upgrades; heating equipment rebates; and the free weatherization of low-income homes. This project will involve the expansion of these existing programs, as well as the introduction of new residential energy efficiency programs and new programming for the commercial and industrial sectors. Individuals, Private sector (Industry, commercial) $23 000 000,00 $50 000 000,00 June 8 2018 Prince Edward Island 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Exploring GHG Emission Reduction Opportunities with Agriculture Producers PEI seeks support in the development and management of a program to identify changes to agricultural practices that could lead to emission reductions and then work with farmers to implement these practices. Private Sector (Farmers) $342 500,00 $608 000,00 June 8 2018 Prince Edward Island 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Expanding and Managing Forests for Carbon Sequestration PEI will work to enhance its capacity for carbon sequestration through conversion and afforestation of approximately 225 hectares of idle and/or less productive agricultural land. Province $778 000,00 $1 151 200,00 June 8 2018 Prince Edward Island 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Social and Staff Housing Retrofits Yukon Housing Corporation (YHC) is proposing energy retrofit projects to social and staff housing. This program aims to benefit low-income residents in residential buildings and rural community housing throughout Yukon. YHC presently has 874 units in 308 buildings. A number of these units are between 40 and 50 years of age (built according to the standards of the day) and require significant investments to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  Specific energy efficiency retrofits proposed include sealing building exteriors and improving insulation. YHC has indicated that this program may also lead to the switching of fuel oil furnaces to electric furnaces in some social and staff housing units, where existing furnace is aging or in poor condition, and only where housing can access Yukon’s electricity grid (95% generated with hydro). However, as this component of the program is undecided, YHC did not include this in their GHG reduction estimation. This project initially included two components; the first targeted energy efficiency retrofits for 79 units and the second converted five single-family units into duplex units, which would then also receive energy efficiency retrofits. The LCEF Secretariat indicated that the costs associated with the duplex conversion are ineligible and, as such, Yukon Government is now re-allocating this portion of funding to further/deeper energy efficiency retrofits of other social and staff housing (aging multi-family dwellings), using a similar GHG estimation methodology.  Territory, Low income families and individuals $6 310 500,00 $6 310 500,00 June 7 2019 Yukon 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund First Nation Residential Retrofits The Yukon Housing Corporation (YHC) and the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources is proposing a residential retrofit program focused on First Nation Housing. First Nation housing represents a significant percentage of the Yukon’s housing stock, particularly in the communities. While this housing would be eligible for rebates under the Yukon Government’s proposed residential program (Leadership proposal YT-01), the Yukon Government feels that the unique challenges facing First Nation communities warrants a specific program that takes a more focused approach to addressing First Nation retrofits in particular. The Yukon Government staff will work directly with First Nation governments to undertake these retrofits. Implementing the program will allow for improved economies of scale in training and transporting building materials to remote First Nation communities. Individuals, Indigenous Communities, Organizations and Governments $5 220 750,00 $5 220 750,00 June 2019 Yukon 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs for Buildings The Commercial and Residential Building Incentive Program will be an incentive-based program that encourages high-efficiency retrofits of Yukon’s residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, the program will support the installation of small renewable, mostly solar PV, energy projects in residential, commercial and industrial sectors.  This is an expansion and continuation of a number of existing programs in the Yukon including the Good Energy program for residential energy, the micro-generation program, and the commercial energy incentive programs. Individuals, Private sector (Industry, commercial) $17 800 027,00 $17 800 027,00 June 7 2019 Yukon 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund First Nation Community Building Retrofits Yukon Government’s Energy Branch will partner with Yukon municipalities and First Nations to complete detailed community building (town halls, community centres, administrative buildings etc.) energy audits, which will identify a suite of recommendations relating to building retrofits, and then implement those recommendations. The identified retrofits will result in improved building performance thereby reducing operating costs and GHG emissions. The Yukon Government will lead project implementation by providing program coordination, project management and reporting services to First Nations and municipal governments through their on-going Government to Government Green Energy Initiative.  This will reduce project costs and barriers for applicants. Indigenous Communities $1 711 723,00 $1 711 723,00 June 7 2019 Yukon 2
Low Carbon Economy Fund Heavy-Duty Fuel Saver Program The Government of Manitoba’s Heavy-Duty Fuel Saver program will provide incentives for fuel saving devices and retrofit technologies on heavy duty freight trucks in Manitoba. The devices (such as aerodynamic devices, anti-idling technologies, tire pressure monitoring systems) may be purchased aftermarket or as options provided by the original equipment manufacturers on new vehicles. The program will be administered in partnership with an experienced program delivery entity, the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA). Measures will support fuel reduction that will improve economic competitiveness by reducing costs in the freight sector while enabling GHG savings. - $5 862 999,00 $5 862 999,00 June 10 2019 Manitoba 2

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