Round 1

The projects for 2015/16 were selected based on an application and evaluation process that began with a request for expressions of interest that went out to all local governments and First Nations in the province in May 2015. 

To receive funding from CELP, communities and First Nations were required to self-fund and secure alternative sources of funding for 67% of the cost of their projects.

The first round of CELP was highly competitive, with over 93 Expressions of Interest submitted to the program covering a wide range of energy efficiency and clean energy projects across the province. 

CELP Round 1 Successful Applicants:

  1. Squamish-Lillooet Regional District- $24,742.74 in CELP funding, with a total project cost of $74,978 for a solar photovoltaic project in the rural community of Gold Bridge, producing approximately 17-20 MWh annually, and providing opportunities for industry training in solar photovoltaics.   Project Completed March 2016
  2. City of Kelowna- receiving $45,000 in CELP funding, with a total project cost of $166,000 for an arena energy efficiency retrofit project, reducing energy demand by 2,660 GJ/year, saving $26,600/year in operational costs, and reducing the City`s carbon footprint by 131 tonnes/year. Project Completed March 2016
  3. City of Kamloops- receiving $30,855 in CELP funding, with a total project cost of $93,500 for a solar photovoltaic project at the City's newest park and community centre development, producing approximately 25 MWh of electricity annually.  Project Completed March 2016
  4. Capital Regional District- receiving $21,780 in CELP funding, with a total project cost of $66,000 for an energy efficient boiler retrofit project at a non-profit housing development, resulting in an estimated 20 percent efficiency gain and emissions reductions of 15 tonnes of CO2e per year. Project Completed December 2015
  5. Nanaimo Regional District-receiving $20,000 in CELP funding, with a total project cost of $63,250 for an arena energy efficiency retrofit project, reducing energy demand by 940 GJ/year, saving $8,700/year in operational costs, and reducing emissions by 45 tonnes of CO2e per year.  Project Completed February 2016
  6. City of Coquitlam-receiving $20,000 in CELP funding, with a total project cost of $435,000 for an energy efficient boiler retrofit at their cultural centre and an exterior LED retrofit at their sports and leisure center, resulting in total energy savings of 1,985 GJ annually. Project Completed January 2016