Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program
The Request for Project Registrations under the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program is now open. Find out how to submit your registration.
Accelerating Canada’s Low Carbon Future
The Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program (SREPs) provides up to $964 million over four years for smart renewable energy and electrical grid modernization projects. This program will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the replacement of fossil-fuel generated electricity with renewables that can provide essential grid services while supporting Canada’s equitable transition to an electrified economy.
SREPs by the numbers as of June 30, 2021
Transforming Canada’s Electrical Grid and Supporting Renewables
SREPs will provide direct financial support to eligible renewable energy and grid modernization projects during the construction phase. Projects must use market ready technologies and apply workplace equity, diversity, and inclusion components.
What projects are eligible?
SREPs can support projects under the following streams:
- Established Renewables (examples: solar photovoltaic, onshore wind, small hydro)
- Emerging Technologies (examples: geothermal, energy storage)
- Grid Modernization (examples: micro-grids, virtual power plants, and hardware/software to enable grid services)
SREPs also offers a Capacity Building Stream to support the equitable transition to a cleaner electrical grid, helping communities and organizations acquire the knowledge and tools needed to develop renewable energy and grid modernization projects.
How are projects chosen?
All projects that meet SREPs requirements, as defined in the Applicant Guide, are eligible for funding. The Program will continuously accept project registrations and applications until SREPs funds are fully committed. SREPs approves projects on a non-competitive basis, prioritized based on project start date or construction date, dependent on the type of project.
A portion of SREPs funding will be reserved for Indigenous-led projects, which may qualify for higher levels of project support.
Steps to apply for the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program
Proponents can download a Project Registration Form (PDF, 214 kb) and submit it via email to email@example.com. Following submission of a Registration Form (PDF, 214 kb), program staff will send eligible projects a Project Application Form. Following program review of the completed Project Application Form, a funding decision will be sent to the Applicant.
Some projects applying for SREPs may be part of an established federal-provincial/territorial dialogue that covers multiple priorities and projects. SREPs reserves the right to make funding decisions on these projects as a part of those dialogues. These projects must still meet all requirements described in the Applicant Guide and Project Application Form.
Read the SREPs
Fill out the Project Application Form sent by Program staff
Receive a funding decision following review of the Project Application Form
Further information on the SREPs Capacity Building Stream, including the applicant guide and how to apply, is available on the Building Capacity with the Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program website.
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