Round 1 Projects

The call for first round projects began with a Request for Expressions of Interest that went out in May 2015 to all local governments and First Nations in the province. 

To receive funding from the Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP), communities and First Nations were required to self-fund and secure alternative sources of funding for 67% of the cost of their projects, and submit an application for evaluation.

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 for a solar photovoltaic project in the rural community of Gold Bridge, producing approximately 17-20 megawatt hours (MWh) annually, and providing opportunities for industry training in solar photovoltaics. This project was completed March 2016, at a total project cost of $74,978.
     
  2. City of Kelowna - $45,000 for an arena energy efficiency retrofit project, reducing energy demand by 2,660 gigajoules (GJ) per year, saving $26,600 per year in operational costs, and reducing the city's carbon footprint by 131 tonnes per year. This project was completed March 2016, at a total project cost of $166,000.
     
  3. City of Kamloops - $30,855 for a solar photovoltaic project at the City's newest park and community centre development, producing approximately 25 MWh of electricity annually.  This project was completed March 2016, at a total project cost of $93,500.
     
  4. Capital Regional District - $21,780 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. This project was completed December 2015, at a total project cost of $66,000.
     
  5. Nanaimo Regional District - $20,000 for an arena energy efficiency retrofit project, reducing energy demand by 940 GJ per year, saving $8,700 per year in operational costs, and reducing emissions by 45 tonnes of CO2e per year. This project was completed February 2016, at a total project cost of $63,250.
     
  6. City of Coquitlam - $20,000 for an energy efficient boiler retrofit at their cultural centre, and an exterior LED retrofit at their sports and leisure center, together resulting in a total energy savings of 1,985 GJ annually. This project was completed January 2016, at a total project cost of $435,000.