Community Energy Leadership Program

Program Foundations

The Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) was established in 2015 to support local government and First Nations investments in energy efficiency and clean energy projects. 

Funding for the Community Energy Leadership Program was established through the Province of British Columbia's Innovative Clean Energy Fund, and was designed in accordance with, and to advance, the goals and objectives of the:

Program Goals & Benefits

The main goals of the program are to:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Increase energy efficiency
  • Stimulate economic activity in the clean energy sector
  • Support vibrant and resilient communities

CELP funding supports, encourages, and promotes:

  • New community energy partnerships, encouraging investments in small-scale, community-owned energy generation from sources such as biomass, biogas, geothermal heat, hydro, solar, ocean or wind power to offset community energy use
  • Energy efficiency through retrofits of community-owned buildings and related infrastructure
  • Community projects and industry partnerships that advance this growing sector of the provincial economy