Community Energy Partnerships Program (Ontario, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to Utility|| Ontario Power Authority
|Name||Community Energy Partnerships Program (Ontario, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Grant Program|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Implementing Sector|| Utility
|Start Date|| 2009
|Maximum Incentive|| $500,000 (Canadian)
|Program Administrator||Ontario Power Authority|
|Primary Website|| http://www.communityenergyprogram.ca/
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
|Information Source||Overview: http://www.communityenergyprogram.ca/Project_Grants/Project_Grants_OverviewPage.aspx|
The Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) provides financial grants to community groups who are developing renewable energy projects in Ontario. These grants provide funding to community groups to assist with the "soft" or developmental costs associated with new renewable energy projects. Projects must be greater than 10 kW. Funding opportunities for renewable energy education projects are also available to assist not-for-profit, charitable and co-operative organizations in Ontario.
Community groups may be eligible to receive up to $500,000 for costs associated with project development. Eligible costs include site investigation and control, resource assessment, business and financial planning, engineering studies, project management and studies associated with the Renewable Energy Approval or other required approvals.
Funding under the CEPP and entry into a funding agreement is available to a community in the province of Ontario that is a “co-operative corporation”, as defined in the Co-operative Corporations Act (Ontario), all of whose members are resident in Ontario.
|Department||Ontario Power Authority|
|Division||Community Energy Partnerships Program|
|Address||30 Duncan Street, Suite 203|
|Zip/Postal Code|| M5V 2C3