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Contributions in support of Energy Efficiency (voted)

General information
Name of transfer payment program Contributions in support of Energy Efficiency (voted)
Start date April 1, 2017
End date* Ongoing
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2017-18
Link to department’s Program Inventory Energy Efficiency
Lower Carbon Transportation
Energy Innovation Program
Description The objectives of the program are to increase the energy efficiency of consumer and commercial products, to enhance commercial and residential building sector performance, to encourage the implementation of cleaner and more energy efficient technologies in the industrial sector and to support low carbon options for the on-road transportation sector.  Contribution payments made under this program are non-repayable.
Expected results The ultimate outcome of the program is improved energy efficiency in target sectors (industry, equipment, building, housing and transportation). It will be measured through the total annual energy savings (in petajoules) resulting from adoption of energy efficiency codes, standards and practices. Expected results in 2021: 100 petajoules (PJ) of energy saved annually
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation Energy Efficiency: 2014-15
Lower Carbon Transportation: 2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation Although there is no mandatory requirement to evaluate this initiative as per the 2016 Policy on Results, this initiative may be considered in the context of a broader evaluation of Energy Efficiency, which is tentatively scheduled to occur in 2018-19.
General targeted recipient groups Individuals and legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as electricity and gas utilities, companies, industry associations, research associations, standards organizations, indigenous and community groups, Canadian academic institutions, and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies where applicable.
International legal entities validly incorporated or registered abroad including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as industry associations, research associations, standards organizations and academic institutions.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients
  • Gamification and Behavioural Insights for Energy Efficiency
    • Carrot Rewards: The 2018-19 pilot phase will focus on introducing new content to new audiences as Carrot Rewards scales to new provinces and partnering with stakeholders (e.g. utilities, retailers, other digital solution providers) to test rewards as a means of nudging behavior change (e.g. reduced energy consumption, improved fuel efficient driving, ENERGY STAR product purchases);
    • Auto$mart Gamification: The Office of Energy Efficiency will test gamification as a means of improving engagement, on-line learning, (fuel efficient) ecoDriving behaviors and informed decision-making about fuel efficient vehicle and technology choices through a web-based solution that incorporates game mechanics, escalating learning levels, quests and quizzes as ways to earn recognition and rewards points (“coins”).
  • EnerGuide for Homes Delivery Model: The Office of Energy Efficiency will prototype and test new concepts to inform the continuous improvement of the EnerGuide for Homes delivery model.
  • EnerGuide Labels: The Office of Energy Efficiency will undertake user research, design and testing of label prototypes to support the continuous improvement of energy performance labels as a means to inform consumer understanding and decision-making in the digital age.
  • Supporting Experimentation via Contribution Agreements:
    • Residential Energy Efficiency: The Office of Energy Efficiency is supporting experimentation and the use of new policy instruments and approaches to drive residential energy efficiency;
    • Digital Social Innovation for Energy Efficiency: The Office of Energy Efficiency will support the testing of digital tools and business models as a means of engaging Canadians and communities to become more aware of energy use and adopt energy efficient behaviours and practices.

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-2019  Planned spending 2019-20  Planned spending 2020-21  Planned
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions $5,060,756 $9,511,632 $10,411,317 $12,922,922
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program $5,060,756 $9,511,632 $10,411,317 $12,922,922

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