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Financial Assistance for Energy Management Projects | Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)


Up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000


Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide financial assistance to help fund your industrial facility’s energy management project.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) will provide financial assistance of up to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $40,000. When combined with other funding sources, NRCan may adjust its level of funding so that the combined level of financial assistance from all public sources will not exceed 75% of total eligible project costs.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for financial assistance, an organization must follow this process:

  1. Register as a CIPEC Leader.
  2. Email NRCan to request a project proposal template.
  3. Write your proposal following the instructions in the template.
  4. Submit your proposal to NRCan for review and acceptance before you begin your project. If we accept it, we will contact you to establish a Contribution Agreement. Work must not start until an agreement is reached.
  5. Arrange to implement the project and pay all related costs when the work has been completed.
  6. Submit a reimbursement claim and final report to NRCan for review and approval.
  7. After your claim is approved, NRCan will issue a reimbursement through direct deposit to your financial institution.

Eligible projects will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis and should:

  • be intended to improve industrial energy performance and reduce GHG emissions
  • demonstrate potential for learning and/or replication
  • have results that can be disseminated to promote energy management best practices
  • have potential to recommend technical projects and practices that represent energy savings

Note: Facilities located in British Columbia may be eligible for additional cost-shared financial assistance from the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines.

Eligible Expenses

The following types of projects may be eligible for assistance:

  • ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems Standard projects
  • Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) projects
  • Process Integration (PI) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) studies

For more detailed information on eligible expenses under each type of projects, please click the link indicated below.

Deadline Date

  First-come, first served basis.
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