The following outlines incentive programs currently available in Manitoba
Efficiency Manitoba Energy Efficiency Program – Efficiency Manitoba currently offers several home energy rebate for smart thermostats, insulation, appliances, pool pumps, and more. There is also a separate program for advanced HRV controls. New Homes Program – Efficiency Manitoba currently, offers rebates up to $12,000 to help build certified energy efficient new homes.
Renewable Energy Incentives
Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit – The Government of Manitoba currently offers a tax credit for geothermal heat pump systems (7.5% – 15%) and solar thermal energy systems (10%). Solar Panel Rebate Program (pending) – Efficiency Manitoba announced in 2019 they will have a permanent, solar panel rebate program in place by 2022. However, no commitments or updates have been made since then.
Low Income and Indigenous Incentive Programs
Income Qualified Program – Efficiency Manitoba offers free home efficiency upgrades including insulation, gas furnaces, gas boilers, and more for residents whose household income falls below the specified limits. First Nations Insulation Program – Efficiency Manitoba offers free insulation, LED lighting, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe wrap, and draft proofing for First Nations Communities.
Canada Greener Homes Grant
Buildings, including our homes, account for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. We want to help Canadians make where they live more energy-efficient. This means homes will be more comfortable and more affordable to maintain while also supporting our environmental objectives. The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient. Create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains, and fight climate change.
What’s available through the initiative?
- Up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy efficient retrofits to their homes, such as better insulation.
- EnerGuide evaluations (worth up to $600) and expert advice to homeowners so they can begin to plan their retrofits.
- Recruitment and training of EnerGuide energy advisors to meet the increased demand; this will create new jobs across Canada.
Participants are eligible for up to $5,600 total under the initiative. Updates will be provided over the life of the initiative to keep homeowners informed. As part of our work, we are committed to ensuring Greener Homes reaches diverse Canadians. Including those living in remote and northern communities and those with limited internet access. We are working on building a diverse network of energy advisors to provide career opportunities to all Canadians.
Prairie Sun Solar is a Canadian Solar Panel Online Distributor, (eligible for Greener Homes Grant) as well for Do It Yourself projects. You can submit your proposal here by July 8,2021
Incentives Available In These Cities and Across Manitoba:
- Portage La Prairie