Incentives

Canada’s Greener Homes Grant

Residential

The Federal Government of Canada is giving up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficient retrofits to their homes. They provide EnerGuide evaluations (worth up to $600) and expert advice to  homeowners so they can begin to plan their retrofits. As part of their work, they are committed to ensuring Greener
Homes reaches diverse Canadians including those living in remote and northern communities and those with limited
internet access. Applying is easy, the deadline for project proposals ends on July 2021!

NB Power Total Home Energy Savings Program

Residential

It all starts with your initial Home Energy Evaluation. For $99, a Certified Energy Advisor will evaluate your home – from the attic to the basement- to find out where your home needs upgrades. Your initial Home Energy Evaluation will give you customized recommendations to improve your home’s space and water heating energy efficiency. You could also be eligible for free energy savings products!”

After registering for this program and being approved, NB Power will help you book an appointment with a Certified Energy Advisor, who will come to your house and assess its energy efficiency – from top to bottom – to find out where your home may need upgrades. The advisor will prepare an initial Energy Evaluation and give you a list of recommended upgrades, and it is up to you to decide which you plan on pursuing. You have 9 months to complete your work before they come back for a final evaluation. You may also be eligible for free energy savings products. There is currently a wait-time of approximately three to four weeks to have your energy evaluation done.

NB Power Low Income Energy Savings Program

Residential

“The Low-Income Energy Savings Program targets homes in need of major energy efficiency upgrades, especially those needing insulation and air sealing. These upgrades will help low-income homeowners in New Brunswick reduce their energy use and costs.”

This program provides energy efficiency upgrades to low-income homeowners in order to improve their energy use. Energy efficiency upgrades could include anything from improving air sealing around windows and doors to increasing insulation in attics and walls. Acceptance into this program is based on a first come, first served basis and currently has a wait-list of approximately 12 months.

Contact an NB Power Customer Care Advisor by phone at 1 800 663-6272 and press 5 for Energy Efficiency Services (after choosing your preferred language) or by email at smarthabits@nbpower.com to participate.

NB Power New Home Energy Savings Program

Residential

This program is for homeowners looking to incorporate energy efficiency products when building a new home or completing renovations. After registering and being approved for the program, you can have your building plans modeled by a Certified Energy Advisor and can consult with them on ways to make your home more energy efficient. You have 12 months to complete construction of your home, from the date you registered. Complete an on-site energy evaluation, and then receive your incentives. Renovate with energy efficiency in mind and you may be eligible for a refund of up to 25% of your premium!

NB Power Smart Habits Rebates

Residential Commercial

A list of rebates for energy efficient products from participating businesses for residential and commercial incentives!

Saint John Energy Home Energy Advisement

Residential

“We offer an Energy Assessment service which is designed to give you the help you need to use electricity more efficiently throughout your household. Implementing a few cost-effective solutions now can save you money over the long term.”

Give them a call to discuss your specific needs for your home. Their Energy Advisor will provide helpful information from making small changes around your home to large renovations with the help of Energy Smart NB. Call at (506) 658-5252 or toll-free at 1-877-907-5550 to book your energy advising appointment today.

NB Power Net Metering Program

Residential Commercial Industrial

Through NB Power’s Net Metering Program, the power that your renewable energy system generates can be fed back into the existing electrical grid through a special type of meter or net meter that will be installed by replacing your existing meter. This new meter will provide readings for the electricity you use from NB Power and the electricity you produce, and send back to the distribution system. You will then be billed for the difference or net amount of electricity used.

NB Power Commercial Buildings Retrofit Program

Commercial

Any commercial building within the province of New Brunswick can receive up to $3,300 towards evaluations for energy efficiency upgrades, and a maximum of $100,000 towards energy retrofitting project costs. Projects must have defined electrical savings and meet other criteria before they are eligible for this program.

For a limited time, you can also get 25% back – up to a maximum of $1 Million per entity – on eligible costs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through the Government of Canada’s Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund. Federal funding is available until December 2023 or until funds are depleted.

NB Power Small Business Lighting Program

Commercial

This program is for businesses whose building electricity consumption is less than 150 MWh/year. Once registered and approved for the program, NB Power will help you schedule a lighting audit. Once approved, you have 120 days to complete the lighting project. Then you will receive your incentives. The energy incentive equation is calculated per kilowatt hour multiplied by $0.17 kWh to a maximum of $10,000

NB Power Embedded Generation Program

Commercial Industrial

This program is currently fully subscribed based on our current program capacity. They are monitoring the on-going performance of the program but not accepting any new applicants at this time. The program is currently under review. The webpage will be updated once a new program is launched.

NB Power Industry Incentives

Industrial

The Energy Smart Industrial Program helps accelerate industry investments in energy efficiency.

Government of Canada Tax Savings for Industry

Industrial

The Government of Canada makes clean energy projects such as solar energy, wind energy, and energy from waste more fiscally attractive for industry by providing business income tax incentives.

 

NB Power Community Outreach Program

NB Power works with non-profit, community groups to help their clients save money and become more comfortable with low-cost, energy efficient products. Non-profits will receive energy-savings kits and training on how to install the products.

New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund

Community groups, NB municipalities, First Nations non-profit NB organizations, and institutions furthering sustainable development may apply to the Environmental Trust Fund for funding towards action-oriented projects that will protect, preserve, and enhance the Province’s natural environment.