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Energy Innovation Program (EIP): Clean Energy Innovation | Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)




The Energy Innovation Program (EIP) is providing funding to support clean energy innovation. Accelerating clean technology research and development is a key component of the Government of Canada’s approach to promoting sustainable economic growth and to supporting Canada’s transition towards a low-carbon economy.

Strategic priority areas: renewable, smart grid and storage systems; reducing diesel use by industrial operators in northern and remote communities; methane and VOC emission reduction; reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the building sector; carbon capture, use and storage; improving industrial efficiency.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible recipients may include:

1) Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including:

  • For profit and not for profit organizations such as electricity and gas utilities, electricity system operators, transmissions owners and operators, companies, industry associations, research associations, and standards organizations;
  • Indigenous organizations and groups;
  • Community groups; and
  • Canadian academic institutions.

2) Provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.

It is expected that Proponents (the entity that will sign a contribution agreement with NRCan) will be the majority owner of any assets purchased in full or in part by funding provided by NRCan.

Eligible Expenses

Supporting Clean Energy Innovation across four Missions

  • Improving efficiency and processes to reduce emissions from energy end-use
  • Accelerating electrification and maximize benefits of low-emitting heat and power
  • Developing cleaner hydrocarbon and renewable fuels pathways
  • Maintaining safe and resilient energy systems to protect Canadians in the changing energy landscape

Deadline Date

  September 22, 2021
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