Innovative Financing Approaches

Energy performance contracting

There are innovative and creative ways to finance large energy efficiency projects without paying cash up front. Commonly referred to as energy performance contracting (EPC), energy services contracting or guaranteed energy savings, they all mean the same thing – once an energy efficiency project is completed, the resulting savings pay for it over time. Although the concept is simple, such a contract normally involves a lot of detail, which means that it can take some time to put in place.

Following are publications from Natural Resources Canada about energy performance contracting. These free publications are available electronically, and several may be ordered online.

As energy costs increase, more and more organizations seek ways to reduce their energy bills and improve their bottom line. To do this, they often need to commit a capital expenditure.

Income Tax Issues Related to Energy Performance Contracting – An understanding of Tax Rules Could Help With Your Energy Efficiency Initiatives

This document deals with tax issues that could affect businesses that enter into an EPC. It reviews the implications for EPCs on federal and provincial income tax, taxes on capital and sales taxes.
Cat. No. M27-01-1891 | PDF (968k) | HTML | Order

Energy Performance Financing Drives Project at Ford Canada

Innovative Financing Case Study
PDF (279k) | HTML | Order (Cat. No. M27-01-1656E)