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Energy Savings for Business | Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)


The incentive limit for parent companies has been doubled, from $500,000 to $1 million.


The Energy Savings for Business Program 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 $1 million per parent company is available to cover the cost of products and services.
  • Minimum incentive amount of $500 *NEW

Eligible Applicants

Small- and medium-scale enterprises including (but not limited to):

  • Manufacturing operations
  • Food processing
  • Agricultural sector
  • Warehouse / wholesale trade
  • Retail and food services
  • Building management companies
  • Accommodation sector
  • Energy (oil and gas
  • Forestry/paper
  • Waste management.

Eligible Expenses

Examples of the types of projects that qualify for investment include (but are not limited to):

  • HVAC projects can include the installation of efficient boilers, hot water tanks, furnaces, pipe insulation
  • Upgrades to fan and pump motors, including the installation of variable frequency drive units
  • Installation of electronic building automation systems to control temperature, airflow, and even lighting across the facility
  • Lighting projects can include replacement of outdated lighting systems, addition of automation, etc.
  • Installation of alternate on-site power sources such as solar photovoltaic and combined heat and power systems
  • May also include measures specific to industry/facility needs (e.g., restaurant, manufacturing)
  • Insulation/building envelope/air sealing.

Deadline Date

  Extended until September 30, 2023. The deadline to submit an application for pre-approval is June 30, 2023.


Contact Name: Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA)

Phone Number: 844-407-0025

E-mail Address:


Industry: Energy & Environment, Location: Alberta ,
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