Financial assistance for energy efficiency projects

NRCan will provide cost-shared financial assistance to industrial companies of up to 50 percent of eligible costs to a maximum of $40,000 for

When the financial assistance is combined with other sources of funding, NRCan may adjust its level of funding so that the combined level of financial assistance from all public sources (including provincial-territorial-municipal governments and Crown-owned utilities) does not exceed 75 percent of total eligible project costs.

Energy performance contracting

You can finance large energy-efficiency projects in innovative and creative ways without paying cash up front.

Commonly referred to as energy performance contracting (EPC), energy services contracting or guaranteed energy savings, these financing approaches all mean the same thing: once an energy efficiency project is completed, the resulting savings pay for it over time.

A detailed process

Although the concept is simple, an EPC contract normally involves a lot of detail, which means that it can take some time to put in place.

Here are some free publications from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) about EPC that explain the process and the issues involved: