Expanded Technologies Pilot an evolution of ERA’s Energy Savings for Business Program

December 1st, 2021

For immediate release

EDMONTON, AB – Alberta businesses now have even more opportunity to invest in cost- and energy-saving technologies that will improve their operational efficiency and reduce their emissions. The Energy Savings for Business (ESB) program is expanding, creating an opportunity for participants to propose technologies that are unique to their projects and that may not be included in the current program.

The Expanded Technologies Pilot (ETP) aims to support and evaluate technologies not available in the ESB program (ESB Measures List) and have the potential to offer cost-effective savings to Alberta’s businesses. Up to $250,000 is available for each project with a maximum total of $1 million per parent company.

With the ETP stream, applicants submit an Expression of Interest with a funding request for their project, and a committee of experts will evaluate the project for the energy savings, emissions reduction, project costs and complexity to determine if the funding will be approved.

Funding will not be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, but funding will be awarded only to successful applicants that meet the criteria outlined in the Guidelines. Projects will be evaluated by a team of internal and third-party experts according to criteria that is based on eligibility, technical feasibility, project and measure costs, requested incentive and abatement costs.

Following a notice of approval, participants will have up to 12-months to complete and submit a post-project application.

For media inquiries contact:

Kevin Duncan
Media Relations, Emissions Reduction Alberta
403.431.2859
kduncan@eralberta.ca

For more program information contact:

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. Please let our team know that you are applying for the Expanded Technologies Pilot and as for the Application Assist team for help.

Email: ETP@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

ABOUT EMISSIONS REDUCTION ALBERTA (ERA):
For 12 years, ERA has been investing the revenues from the carbon price paid by large final emitters to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative clean technology solutions. Since ERA was established in 2009, they have committed $821 million toward 221 projects worth $6.6 billion that are helping to reduce GHGs, create competitive industries and are leading to new business opportunities in Alberta. These projects are estimated to deliver cumulative reductions of 42.3 million tonnes CO₂e per year by 2030. Please visit https://eralberta.ca.