$55 million in funding for Alberta business to improve efficiency and reduce emissions

ESB Program Total Incentives Requested


Solar PV Incentives Requested (30% of ESB Program total)

100% – Fully subscribed

Make your organization more cost-competitive

Energy Savings for Business 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.

Recognizing that time is money to Alberta’s businesses, the program will offer streamlined applications, quick turnaround times, expanded technology lists and clear, timely, comprehensive information. ESB will give businesses fast access to incentives for cost-effective efficiency measures:

• Up to $250,000 is available per project
• Up to $500,000 per parent company is available to cover the cost of products and services.

The readymade menu of incentives will save companies time and money in developing their projects.

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Learn how to become an eligible contractor, to offer program incentives to your clients.

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  • Solar PV applications have now reached 30 per cent of the total ESB incentive budget. As a result, we will no longer be accepting new solar PV applications for pre-approval. We encourage participants to keep submitting applications for a range of projects.
  • We are pleased to announce that there will be some updates to the Measures List soon. Please be on the lookout for the following:
    • Updated CHP Eligibility Requirements and Incentives for Smaller Projects
    • New measure focused on Waste Energy Recovery based on the Organic Rankine Cycle
    • Expanded eligibility of measures for new construction buildings.

A wide range of cost-effective high efficiency products and onsite energy generation technologies are eligible for incentives through this program:

  • Compressed air measures
  • Process heating
  • Refrigeration
  • Food service equipment
  • HVAC
  • Motors and drives
  • Water heating
  • Combined heat and power (CHP) *updates coming soon
  • Lighting systems
  • Building envelope and windows
  • Geothermal
  • Agricultural lighting
  • Organic Rankine Cycle *coming soon

Open the full list of measures and incentives (updated March 30, 2021 – click here to see a summary of changes).


The program is designed to support the more than 160,000 small- and medium-scale enterprises in Alberta. All business and non-profits serviced by an Alberta electric utility are eligible, except for residences, new construction projects, municipally, federal and provincially owned buildings, publicly funded institutions and Large Emitters —as defined under Alberta’s TIER regulation.

Eligible organizations include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual businesses
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Co-operatives
  • Private schools not eligible for government funding
  • The common spaces and equipment in multi-unit residential buildings
  • Farms registered as a business.

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.

Download the Energy Savings for Business brochure and share with your clients or organization.


Our resources page has videos, checklists and any program information you might need.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Our dedicated contact centre is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our team will work hard to get back to you within two business days. We’re happy to help you with any questions about the program or how to apply.

Email: support@esbprogram.ca | Toll-free: 844-407-0025

Local (403) number: 403-778-9467
Local (780) number: 780-306-8376
Local (587) number: 587-943-1688


The Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund provides $1.4 billion to provinces and territories to reduce carbon pollution and help Canada meet its 2030 climate target. The funding recognizes the key role provinces and territories play in addressing climate change, and it supports their efforts to reduce emissions, encourage innovation, save money, and create jobs and healthier communities.