|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.|
|Type of transfer payment||Contribution|
|Type of appropriation||Estimates|
|Fiscal year for terms and conditions||2008-09|
|Strategic Outcome||2 – Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible|
|Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture||2.1 – Energy-Efficient Practices and Lower-Carbon Energy Sources > 2.1.1 – Renewable Energy Deployment|
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.
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 GHG 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.
|Fiscal year of last completed evaluation||2015-16|
|Decision following the results of last evaluation||Not applicable|
|Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation||2017-18|
|General targeted recipient groups||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.|
|Type of transfer payment||2015–16 Forecast spending||2016–17 Planned spending||2017–18 Planned spending||2018–19 Planned spending|
|Total other types of transfer payments||0||0||0||0|
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