Eligibility

 Standard CELP Eligibility

Eligible applicants or proponents are:

  • British Columbia local governments, which includes municipalities and regional districts. Local governments must be signatories to the B.C. Climate Action Charter to be eligible; or
  • First Nations governments.

Eligible projects encompass:

  • Either one of:
    • Clean or renewable energy projects as defined in B.C.’s Clean Energy Act.  (Under the Act, a “clean or renewable resource means biogas, geothermal heat, hydro, solar, ocean, wind or any other prescribed resource.); OR
    • Innovative energy efficiency projects (e.g. net-zero energy ready building performance design, a net-zero energy ready or passive house standard demonstration building, existing building retrofit based on the ASHRAE 100 standard, installation of heat pump space heating and / or water heating technologies, or other energy efficiency projects that you can demonstrate are innovative for your community or type of community);
  • New construction, renewal, retrofit, expansion or material enhancements; and
  • Investment in community-owned infrastructure, community-owned clean or renewable energy projects, or a community-owned equity stake in clean or renewable energy projects.

Eligible costs typically include:

  • energy performance modelling and design of new or retrofitted net zero energy ready building systems, where this cost is part of the overall capital project funded by CELP;
  • engineering;
  • contract labour and equipment for project construction, including site preparation;
  • training costs directly related to operating and maintaining the installed system;
  • energy efficiency and clean energy technology; and
  • associated materials.

Ineligible costs typically include:

  • administration or administrative overhead charges;
  • PST and GST;
  • preliminary planning and design (with the exception of energy performance modelling and design of new or retrofitted net zero energy ready building systems where this modelling or design is part of the overall capital project funded by CELP);
  • costs incurred prior to execution of a Contribution Agreement from CELP;
  • proponent’s own staff costs (although these can be used for calculating total project costs);
  • costs incurred after March 31, 2018; and
  • land and building acquisition.