Details of Transfer Payment Programs (TPP)

Transfer Payment Programs

Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million


Name of Transfer Payment Program: Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board (Statutory)

Start date: 1985-86

End date: Perpetuity

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: 1 – Canada's Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program and Sub-Program: 1.4 – Statutory Programs — Atlantic Offshore

Description:

NRCan covers 50% of the operating costs of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board. The Province pays the other 50%. This is done pursuant to provisions of the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act. Up to 75% of the Board’s operating budget is cost recovered and remitted to the governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador on a 50-50 basis.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Management of statutory requirements related to offshore petroleum in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore in a timely and efficient manner.

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8
Total Transfer Payments 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8

In respect of each fiscal year and pursuant to legislation, the Board is required to submit a budget request. The Board is also required to submit revised budget requests when it appears that its expenditures are substantially greater or less than anticipated.

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: N/A

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other level of government (joint federal-provincial board)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Before budgets are recommended for ministerial approval, officials engage with Board officials to understand the budgetary request and consult with provincial officials to understand their position.

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Clean Energy Fund (Voted)

Start date: April 23, 2009

End date: October 31, 2016

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2009-10, amended in 2012-13

Strategic Outcome: 2 – Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program and Sub-Program: 2.2 – Technology Innovation> 2.2.3 – Clean Energy Science and Technology

Description:

In support of Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Clean Energy Fund provides $795 million over six years for clean energy demonstration and research and development (R&D), delivered in three components: (1) large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects undertaken by external recipients, (2) renewable energy and clean energy demonstration projects undertaken by external recipients, and (3) clean energy R&D to be carried out in federal laboratories.

The Clean Energy Fund was announced as a $1 billion program. In December 2009, in response to unprecedented demand for the ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes program, the Government of Canada allocated $205 million from the Clean Energy Fund to finance up to 120,000 additional home retrofits.

Transfer Payments for Demonstration Projects will not be intended for recipients to generate profits or to increase the value of their business. If a transfer payment leads to a profit, the recipient will be required to repay the transfer payment. The requirements that may trigger repayments are detailed in the contribution agreement, along with the process for repayment.

Expected Results:

Expected results relate directly to knowledge and technology development:

  • Academia, industry and public sector collaborations for the advancement and demonstration of clean energy technologies – The outputs that will emerge from this activity are collaborations (e.g., contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding, projects) established to research, develop and demonstrate clean energy technologies.
  • Increased availability of scientific and technical knowledge to advance the development of technology – The outputs that will emerge from this activity include knowledge products such as scientific, technical papers, workshops and codes, standards and regulations informed by research, development and demonstration.
Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 11.1 9.4 0.0 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 11.1 9.4 0.0 0.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14

General Targeted Recipient Group:

For large-scale CCS demonstration projects, eligible recipients include- for-profit organizations legally incorporated or registered in Canada that have the financial, technical, and operational capabilities to plan, fund and implement a large-scale CCS project.

For smaller-scale demonstration projects, eligible recipients include for-profit and not-for-profit organizations legally incorporated or registered in Canada; utilities; industry associations; research associations; academic institutions; provincial, territorial and regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Natural Resources Canada solicits project proposals through announcements on its web site. There is no current call for proposals and the Department does not expect that there will be any further calls.

The program engages recipients through quarterly, annual and end-of-project financial and non-financial reporting, through progress updates on project activities, technical and environmental site visits, and recipient audits.

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY for Biofuels (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2008

End date: March 31, 2017

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2007-08, amended in 2009-10

Strategic Outcome: 2 – Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program and Sub-Program: 2.1 – Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources > 2.1.3 – Alternative Transportation Fuels

Description:

ecoENERGY for Biofuels supports the production of renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel and encourages the development of a competitive domestic renewable fuels industry. The program provides an operating incentive to facilities that produce renewable alternatives to gasoline and diesel in Canada, based on production and sales volumes. ecoENERGY for Biofuels will invest approximately $1 billion over 9 years, starting April 1, 2008, in support of biofuels production in Canada.

This transfer payment program does not have repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Sustain the built production capacity level of December 2012: 1,881 million litres of renewable alternative to gasoline and 555 million litres of renewable alternatives to diesel.

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 112.6 145.7 47.1 25.1
Total Transfer Payments 112.6 145.7 47.1 25.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: Finalized in 2012-13

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A (No decision required)

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2017-18

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Existing and new producers, of “renewable alternatives to gasoline and/or diesel” in Canada that meet the criteria set out by the ecoENERGY for Biofuels program.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The deadline for submitting an application to the program was March 31, 2010. The program is no longer accepting applications.

The program engages recipients through regular calls on project process; monthly, semi-annual and annual financial and environmental reporting, progress of construction and commissioning reports, technical and environmental site visits, and recipient audits.

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative) (Voted)

Start date: June 23, 2011

End date: March 31, 2016

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2011-12

Strategic Outcome: 2 – Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program and Sub-Program: 2.2 – Technology Innovation > 2.2.3 – Clean Energy Science and Technology

Description:

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative  ) supports innovation in the clean energy sector by providing funding for research, development (R&D) and demonstration (collectively, RD&D) projects. It will provide $268 million over five years. The Initiative is integral to supporting the Government of Canada’s commitment to reduce total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020. It also contributes towards Canadian prosperity and competitiveness.

The objective of the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative is to advance Canada’s environmental performance and the competitiveness of Canada’s clean tech industry through a comprehensive suite of RD&D activities in the areas of clean energy and energy efficiency. Proposed investments will build on Canada’s strengths and competitive advantage, supporting next generation technologies that target the country’s energy profile and needs, while maximizing future GHG reductions. Activities are in five strategic priority areas: energy efficiency in buildings and communities; clean electricity and renewables; bioenergy; electrification of transportation; and unconventional oil and gas.

The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative has two components: one for Research and Development Projects, and a second for Demonstration Projects. Together, these will support more than 200 projects. The call for submissions is now closed.

For R&D projects, transfer payments will not be repayable. For demonstration projects, it is not expected that transfer payments will lead to recipients’ generating profits or increasing the value of their business. If a transfer payment to a project leads to a profit, the recipient will be required to repay a portion of the profits up to the value of the transfer payment. The requirements that may trigger repayments are detailed in the contribution agreement, along with the process for repayment.

Expected Results:

Expected results relate directly to knowledge and technology development:

  • Academia, industry and public sector collaborations for the advancement and demonstration of clean energy technologies – The outputs that will emerge from this activity are collaborations (e.g., contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding, projects) established to research, develop and demonstrate clean energy technologies.
  • Increased availability of scientific and technical knowledge to advance the development of technology – The outputs that will emerge from this activity include knowledge products such as scientific, technical papers, workshops, and codes, standards and regulations informed by RD&D.
Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 34.2 27.9 23.3 0.0
Total Transfer Payments 34.2 27.9 23.3 0.0

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including electricity and gas utilities, companies, industry associations, research associations, standards organizations, Aboriginal and community groups, Canadian academic institutions, and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.

Specific calls for proposals may be limited to a sub-set of the above eligible recipients and technology areas.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

During the Arrange phase, Natural Resources Canada engaged key stakeholders through a series of Leaders’ Fora. Through these engagements, the focus of subsequent calls for proposals under the five strategic priorities was refined.

During the Assess phase, very limited interaction occurred with applicants in order to keep the process fair, open and transparent. Only guidance of a very general nature was provided, where clarifications to an Applicant’s Guide that was provided to all Applicants were requested. No specific advice or help was provided under any circumstances.

During the Award phase, extensive discussions occurred with proponents to incorporate and address their needs to the extent possible within the framework of ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative   program terms and conditions and Treasury Board guidelines.

During the Administer phase, regular interaction with proponents is planned. The ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative   program has implemented regular monitoring meetings with all recipients on a quarterly or semi-annual basis. These are formal meetings in which the progress of the project is discussed. In addition to these formal meetings, the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative   program routinely interacts with recipients. These interactions occur on a periodic basis via conference calls. These meetings will be scheduled based on how the project is progressing. On these calls, as well as in the formal meetings, opportunities will exist for the recipient and the ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative   program administrators to discuss issues and recipient concern.

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program:  ecoENERGY for Renewable Power (Voted)

Start date: April 1, 2007

End date: The program’s authority to enter into contribution agreements ended on March 31, 2011. However, allocated funding will be issued to program participants until 2020-21.

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2006-07

Strategic Outcome: 2 – Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program and Sub-Program: 2.1 – Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources > 2.1.1 – Renewable Energy Deployment

Description:

The ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program is investing $1.4 billion over 14 years to increase Canada's supply of clean electricity from renewable sources such as wind, biomass, low-impact hydro, and solar photovoltaic energy. It is intended to help position low-impact renewable energy technologies to make an increased contribution to Canada’s energy supply and thereby contribute to a more sustainable and diversified energy mix. Payments of the incentive will be paid over a 10-year period to qualifying projects.

This transfer payment program has repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

The expected result is increased production of renewable electricity supply in Canada. The program is contributing to the expected annual generation of up to 13.3 terawatt-hours of electricity through 4,458 megawatts of capacity. This renewable energy production is expected to lead to reductions of greenhouse gas emissions of about 6 megatonnes annually and related criteria air contaminant emissions.

The program will continue to support renewable power production as per the terms of its contribution agreements with projects up to March 31, 2021.

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 133.4 137.9 137.9 137.9
Total Transfer Payments 133.4 137.9 139.7 137.9

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A):  N/A (No decision required).  

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

A business, institution or organization (i.e., an independent power producer, provincial Crown corporation, electrical utility or energy cooperative) that meets the terms and conditions of the program

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

Applications are no longer accepted for the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program, as the commitment period ended on March 31, 2011. The department continues to engage with recipients to ensure compliance with the requirements of the contribution agreements.

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Investing in Canada’s Forest Sector - Forest Innovation Program (FIP) and Expanding Market Opportunities Program (EMO) (Voted)

Start date: March 12, 2009

End date: March 31, 2017

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2008-09, subsequently amended in 2009-10, in 2011-12 and in 2012-13.

Strategic Outcome: 1 – Canada’s Natural Resources are Globally Competitive

Program and Sub-Program: 1.1 – Market Access and Diversification > 1.1.2 – Forest Products Market Access and Development and 1.2 – Innovation for New Products and Processes > 1.2.2 – Forest Sector Innovation

Description:

  1. Forest Innovation Program (FIP) – aims at supporting the goal of sustainable natural resource development by enhancing the long-term economic opportunities for Canada's forest sector through increased investment in forest innovation.
  2. Expanding Market Opportunities (EMO) – aims at maintaining and growing international wood product markets, expanding wood use in the North American non-residential and mid-rise construction market, and promoting the strong environmental credentials of Canadian forest products.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Expected Outcomes for FIP:

FIP outcomes over the period of two to eight years and over which the program has some direct control are:

  • The Canadian forest sector adopts innovative products, processes and technologies
  • Forest product, process, and technology innovations are developed for the forest sector

Within the first two years, the FIP will directly achieve the following results:

  • Forest-based R&D and deployment programs address key opportunities and threats facing Canada's forest sector
  • The attributes of forest products are supported by science-based evidence
  • Broad engagement of stakeholders in forest-based research is achieved

Expected Outcomes for EMO:

In the mid-term, EMO will contribute to:

  • Diversified Canadian wood products and applications (e.g.,recreational, commercial and institutional buildings as well as wood/hybrid mid-rise buildings);
  • Enhanced capacity for builders, architects and specifiers to use Canadian wood products and greater recognition of Canada as a preferred supplier of wood products;
  • Increased use of wood in North American non-residential and mid-rise construction;
  • Regulatory acceptance – recognition of Canadian products and building systems in foreign codes, standards and policies;
  • Forest companies’ exploration and pursuit of opportunities in key emerging markets (e.g. India, Middle East); and
  • Canadian forest products considered to be an environmentally responsible and preferred choice internationally, based on scientific evidence.

In the short term, EMO will directly achieve the following results:

  • Regulatory agencies and buyers of Canadian forest products have the information they need to determine product, performance and environmental credentials
  • Industry has information to identify changes and market opportunities
  • Industry is engaged in and supports market development activities
  • Cooperation/coordination is increased among key stakeholder groups
  • Awareness of Canadian forest products and construction technologies is increased
Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 37.9 34.6 32.6 30.6
Total Transfer Payments 37.9 34.6 32.6 30.6

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): Amendment

The evaluation was very supportive of the achievements and accomplishments to date of programs and also acknowledged the long-term nature of these types of market development activities. Initiatives were renewed under the Expanding Market Opportunities program and the Forest Innovation Program in Budget 2012.

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: 2013-14 (FIP as part of Forest Sector Innovation Sub-Program), 2015-16 (EMO as part of Forest Products Market Access and Development Sub-Program)

General Targeted Recipient Group:

FIP: The primary recipient of contributions is FPInnovations, a not-for-profit national forest research institute.

EMO: Eligible recipients include not-for-profit forest products associations, manufactured housing associations, provinces, provincial Crown corporations, and not-for-profit organizations engaged in forest product research.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

A conference call was held with EMO program proponents for 2012-13; a call for proposals was issued by email on November 1, 2012, to all eligible organizations registered in the EMO online application system; and a webinar was held on November 16, 2012, with all those registered in the online system. Under the FIP, as there is only one primary recipient, i.e. FPInnovations, officials meet with proponents on a regular basis, including the Assistant Deputy Minister of NRCan’s Canadian Forest Service, who is an observer on the FPInnovations Board of Directors.

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments to the Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Resource Revenue Fund (Statutory)

Start date: April 1987

End date: Perpetuity

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: 1 – Canada's Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program: 1.4 – Statutory Programs — Atlantic Offshore

Description:

To make payments to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador equivalent to the revenue amounts received by Canada in relation to offshore oil and gas activities in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Payments to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador pursuant to provisions of the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act.

The program takes into consideration royalties and corporate income taxes related to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador offshore. Planned spending is subject to production levels, crude oil prices, exchange rates and operators’ costs.

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 790.4 1,199.5 1,281.3 1,480.9
Total Transfer Payments 790.4 1,199.5 1,281.3 1,480.9

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: N/A

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other level of government (joint federal -provincial board)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: N/A

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Nova Scotia Crown Share Adjustment Payments Regulations (Statutory)

Start date: June 1, 2012

End date: Perpetuity

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: 1 – Canada's Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program: 1.4 – Statutory Programs — Atlantic Offshore

Description:

The Minister of Natural Resources is obligated under sections 246 to 249 of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (the 'Accord Act') to make Crown Share Adjustment (CSA) payments to the Province of Nova Scotia from the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

The Government of Canada obtained a 25% carried interest in all offshore projects under the National Energy Program (NEP) which was initiated in 1980. The Province of Nova Scotia subsequently negotiated the right to acquire  a portion of any federal interest in oil and natural gas projects in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore area under the 1982 Canada-Nova Scotia Agreement on Offshore Oil and Gas Management and Revenue Sharing (the '1982 Agreement'). The NEP was dismantled after the 1984 federal election but Nova Scotia subsequently negotiated Crown Share Adjustment payment provisions as part of the 1988 Accord Act. These provisions of the Accord Act essentially provide Nova Scotia with an equivalent financial benefit to what it would have achieved had the federal government had an interest and Nova Scotia had been able to exercise its Crown Share right under the 1982 Agreement.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Payments to the province of Nova Scotia pursuant to provisions of the Accord Act and the Crown Share Adjustment Payments Regulations.

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 12.9 14.4 4.3 2.1
Total Transfer Payments 12.9 14.4 4.3 2.1

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: N/A

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other level of government

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The province of Nova Scotia is involved in the methodology/calculation of the CSA payment and agrees upon the amount of the transfer in advance of the transfer.

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Payments to the Nova Scotia Offshore Revenue Account (Statutory)

Start date: 1993-94

End date: Perpetuity

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: N/A

Strategic Outcome: 1 – Canada's Natural Resource Sectors are Globally Competitive

Program: 1.4 – Statutory Programs — Atlantic Offshore

Description:

To make payments to the province of Nova Scotia equivalent to revenue amounts received by Canada in relation to offshore activities in the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore.  

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

Payments to the province of Nova Scotia pursuant to provisions of the Canada Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act.

The program takes into consideration royalties and corporate income taxes related to the Canada-Nova Scotia offshore. Planned spending is subject to production levels, crude oil prices, exchange rates, and operators’ costs.

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 35.9 68.2 31.4 24.3
Total Transfer Payments 35.9 68.2 31.4 24.3

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: N/A

Decision Following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): N/A

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation: N/A

General Targeted Recipient Group:

Other level of government (joint federal - provincial board)

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients: N/A

 

Name of Transfer Payment Program: Wind Power Production Incentive Contribution Program

Start date: April 1, 2002

End date: The program’s authority to enter into contribution agreements ended on March 31, 2007. However, allocated funding will be issued as per signed contribution agreements with program participants until 2016-17.

Fiscal Year for Ts & Cs: Approved in 2002-03 and amended in 2005-06

Strategic Outcome: 2 – Natural Resource Sector and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible

Program and Sub-Program: 2.1 – Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources > 2.1.1 – Renewable Energy Deployment

Description:

The Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI) Program was set up to help establish wind energy in Canada by providing a financial incentive of about 1 cent per kilowatt-hour produced from the installation of up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in Canada by 2007. Eligible recipients claim payment of the incentive over a 10-year period.
The program contributes to the production of new electricity from wind energy projects. The program approved 22 wind projects for a total capacity of 924 MW.

NOTE: The total contribution funding for the program is $324 million, of which $314 million has been committed to wind projects. Actual spending will be spread out over several years until 2016-17. The initial WPPI G&C budget was $254 million and an additional $69.9 million was allocated in 2005-06.

This transfer payment program has repayable contributions.

Expected Results:

In fiscal year 2014-15, it is expected that the program will contribute to annual generation of up to 2.55 terawatt-hours.

Details of Transfer Payment Programs (millions)
  Forecast Spending
2013-14
Planned Spending
2014-15
Planned Spending
2015-16
Planned Spending
2016-17
Total Contributions 25.2 22.7 17.3 3.7
Total Transfer Payments 25.2 22.7 17.3 3.7

Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation: 2010-11

Decision following the Results of Last Evaluation (Continuation, Amendment, Termination, Pending, or N/A): NA (No decision required).

Fiscal Year of Planned Completion of Next Evaluation:  2014-15

General Targeted Recipient Group:

An entity that owns a Qualified Wind Farm (QWF), A QWF is a new electricity-generating facility, or the clearly delineated expansion of an existing facility, located in Canada that is a wind farm producing electricity through the direct conversion of wind power using wind turbines. The QWF must also meet minimum size criteria and be built during the qualifying years, as determined in program material.

Initiatives to Engage Applicants and Recipients:

The Wind Power Production Incentive program no longer accepts applications as the commitment period ended on March 31, 2007. The department continues to be engaged with recipients to ensure compliance with the requirements of the contribution agreements.


Disclosure of Transfer Payment Programs under $5 Million

Name of TPP Program and Sub-Program Main Objective End Date of TPP, if applicable Type of TP (G,C) Planned
Spending for
2014-15
Fiscal Year of Last Completed Evaluation General Targeted Recipient
Group(s)
Departmental Class Grants & Contributions Program (DCGCP) (Voted)   Various In support of organizations associated with the research, development, management, and promotion of activities that contribute to departmental objectives. March 31, 2017   G & C   3,937,000 2011-12 Persons; Non-profit organizations; International organizations and foreign countries; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations
(DCGCP) General Class Grants & Contributions (Voted)   Various In support of organizations associated with the research, development, management, and promotion of activities that contribute to departmental objectives. March 31, 2017 G & C   3,137,000 2011-12 Persons; Non-profit organizations; International organizations and foreign countries; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations
(DCGCP)
Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (Voted)
1.3 –Investment in Natural Resource Sectors 1.3.4 – Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals To increase activities of the Geological Survey of Canada to provide the public geoscience knowledge base needed to support increased economic prosperity of northern Canada through stable, long-term investments in resource development. March 31, 2017 G 800,000 2012-13 Non-profit organizations
Aboriginal Forestry Initiative (Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development – Strategic Partnerships Initiative – AANDC) (Voted) 1.2 – Innovation for New Products and Processes 1.2.2 – Forest Sector Innovation To facilitate economic development opportunities for Aboriginal Canadians by stimulating partnerships among communities and federal and non-federal partners within the forest sector. N/A C 1,000,000 2011-12 (predecessor program – First Nations Forestry Program) First Nations communities; Other Aboriginal recipients and organizations; (Aboriginal) Industry-related and Non-profit organizations    
Port Hope Area Initiative – Phase 1 (Voted)
(1) Property Value Protection (PVP) Program;
(2) Municipal Tax Revenue Loss (MTRL) Protection Program
2.3 – Responsible Natural Resource Management 2.3.4 – Radioactive Waste Management The PVP program provides compensation to eligible homeowners within the Port Hope area who realize a financial loss on the sale of their home as a result of a Project Effect. The MTRL program compensates the municipalities for diminished municipal tax revenue resulting from property values that are reassessed and reduced as a result of either the Port Hope or Port Granby Projects. March 31, 2022 G 2,600,000 2011-12 Persons; Municipalities and local organizations
Isotope Technology Acceleration Program (Voted) 2.2 – Technology Innovation 2.2.3 – Clean Energy Science and Technology To further develop commercial alternatives to existing reactor-based isotope production technologies to improve the security of supply for Canadians, and to support the Government of Canada in exiting the medical isotope business, thereby moving towards a fully market-based supply chain in 2016. March 31, 2016 C 3,960,000 N/A Non-profit organizations; Industry-related organizations; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations
ecoENERGY  Efficiency (Voted) 2.1 – Energy-Efficient Practices and Lower-Carbon Energy Sources 2.1.4 – Energy Efficiency To improve energy efficiency in Canada. Canadian energy users in the industrial, residential, commercial/ institutional, and transportation sectors must have access to the information and qualified expertise required to make informed choices on energy consumption in the marketplace. Across all of these sectors, products that use energy and affect energy consumption will be a specific focus. March 31, 2016 C 2,785,000 N/A Persons; Non-profit organizations; Industry-related organizations; Provinces and territories; Municipalities and local organizations; International organizations and foreign countries
ecoENERGY for Alternative Fuels (Voted) 2.1 – Energy-Efficient Practices and Lower-Carbon Energy Sources 2.1.3 – Alternative Transportation Fuels To enhance capacity within the standards community to harmonize or align and update the codes and standards; to increase stakeholders’ knowledge of alternative fuels so that stakeholders are better able to assess alternative fuel pathways; and to increase alternative fuel stakeholder awareness and access to information on the benefits of alternative fuel options. March 31, 2016 C 180,000 N/A Industry-related organizations; Non-profit organizations; Aboriginal recipients and organizations; Municipalities and local organizations; Provinces and territories
Enhancing Competitive-
ness in a Changing Climate (CCIAD renewal) (Voted)
3.1 – Protection for Canadians and Natural Resources 3.1.4 – Climate Change Adaptation To equip Canada’s regions and targeted economic sectors to adapt by mainstreaming consideration of changing climate into standard management. March 31, 2016 C 4,815,000 2011-12 Industry-related organizations; Professional organizations; Municipalities and local organizations; Provinces and territories
Canada-Saskatchewan Memorandum of Agreement on Legacy Uranium Mines (Gunnar and Lorado Uranium Mines) (Voted)             2.3 – Responsible Natural Resource Management 2.3.4 – Radioactive Waste Management To advance the decommissioning of legacy uranium mines and mill tailings in the Province of Saskatchewan according to current regulatory standards. To provide financial contributions to the Government of Saskatchewan to undertake decommissioning activities at legacy uranium mines and mill tailings sites on a cost-sharing basis. March 31, 2023 C 4,817,000 2012-13 Provinces and territories
Forest Research Institutes Initiative (Voted) 1.2 – Innovation for New Products and Processes 1.2.2 – Forest Sector Innovation To support Natural Resources Canada’s goal of sustainable natural resource development by harnessing innovation and technology through sectoral public / private partnerships to advance the competitiveness of the forest sector. March 31, 2015 C 2,368,000 2010-11 FPInnovations – a not-for-profit Canadian forest research organization
Geo
Connections III
(Voted)
1.2 – Innovation for New Products and Processes 1.2.3 – Geospatial Innovation GeoConnections III will provide federal leadership to optimize the use of geospatial data in effective decision-making, and lead strategic geomatics policy development. This will advance government priorities, support federal responsibilities, and foster economic development. March 31, 2015 C 750,000 2010-11 Non-profit organizations and Industry-related organizations
Youth Employment Strategy – Career Focus (Voted) 2.2 – Technology Innovation 2.2.3 – Clean Energy Science and Technology To increase the supply of highly qualified people, to promote the benefits of advanced studies, to demonstrate federal leadership by investing in the skills required to meet the needs of the knowledge economy and facilitate the transition of highly skilled young people to a rapidly changing labour market. N/A C 558,000 2009-10 Industry-related organizations; Non-profit organizations; Provinces and territories
Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board (Statutory) 1.4 – Statutory Programs – Atlantic Offshore The Board is the independent joint agency of the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia responsible for the regulation of petroleum activities and safe practices within the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore area. Statutory, non-lapsing authority C 3,550,000 N/A Provinces and territories
Stakeholder Outreach and Engagement Fund 1.1 – Market Access and Diversification 1.1.3 – Energy Market Regulation and Information  The primary purpose is to fund research by third parties in order to fill information gaps to be used in outreach activities. March 31, 2015 G & C 500,000 N/A Third-party research organizations, such as academic institutions, consultants, engineering firms.