Smart Grid Demonstration and Deployment (voted)
|Name of transfer payment program||Smart Grid Demonstration and Deployment (voted)|
|Start date||April 1, 2018|
|End date*||March 31, 2029|
|Type of transfer payment||Contribution|
|Type of appropriation||Estimates|
|Fiscal year for terms and conditions||2017-2018|
|Link to department’s Program Inventory||Energy Innovation Program
|Description||Purpose and Objectives
The Smart Grid program will invest $100 million over four years (2018/19 to 2021/22) to support the deployment of existing smart grid integrated systems (which may include energy storage) and demonstration of promising near-commercial smart grid technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and foster innovation and clean jobs. The program will accelerate the transition to a clean growth economy by better utilizing the existing capacity of electricity assets; increasing the penetration of renewable generation; and, increasing the reliability, resiliency and flexibility of the power system while maintaining cyber security.
Demonstration: repayable, if the demonstration leads to a profit within five (5) years following the end of the project. The requirements for reporting profits will be detailed in the contribution agreement, along with the process for repayment.
Deployment: repayable, if the deployment leads to a profit within five (5) years following the project commissioning. The requirements for reporting profits will be detailed in the contribution agreement, along with the process for repayment.
|Fiscal year of last completed evaluation||Not applicable|
|Decision following the results of last evaluation||Not applicable|
|Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation||2021-2022|
|General targeted recipient groups||Legal entities validly incorporated in Canada including:
1) for-profit and not-for-profit organizations such as electricity and gas utilities, system operators and transmission owners and operators (including Provincial Crown Corporations, agencies, co-ops and municipally-owned) and, local distribution companies;
2) provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies; and,
3) Indigenous (majority owned and controlled by Indigenous people), for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
|Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients||The program conducted extensive stakeholder engagement with utilities/local distribution companies, associations, and Provinces and Territories, including dissemination of a Project Concept Questionnaire (PCQ) in order to increase awareness of the program, help gauge project eligibility and provide feedback to potential proponents. Starting in 2018, requests for project proposals will be solicited from eligible recipients via open and advertised proposal calls.|
*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.
|Type of transfer payment||2017-18 Forecast spending||2018-2019 Planned spending||2019-20 Planned spending||2020-21 Planned
|Total other types of transfer payments||0||-||-||-|
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