The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) recently made some important changes to the TAME+ program, which provides incentives to Alberta municipalities for custom energy efficiency facility retrofits. Program incentive levels have been increased to incentivize municipal participation as the program approaches its final year.
Retrofit Implementation Incentive
- Municipalities are eligible for funding to complete energy efficiency retrofits in their facilities such as town halls, arenas, pools, and libraries. An incentive of 60 per cent of capital costs up to a maximum of $500,000 per facility, with a maximum of $1,000,000 in funding per municipality, is available for the implementation of energy efficiency measures recommended in an approved Detailed Energy Assessment.
- Projects must also meet a minimum greenhouse gas reduction performance requirement (abatement rate) of $60 per tonne.
Energy Audit Incentive
- Detailed Energy Assessments required for a project application will no longer receive funding due to the significant increase in implementation incentives and are no longer considered an eligible expense. Participants must cover the full cost of the energy audit.
To qualify for funding, municipalities must submit an Expression of Interest and completed Detailed Energy Assessment by December 1, 2017. Visit www.mccac.ca/programs/TAME for detailed program information and to submit your application.
If you have any questions about the TAME+ program please email firstname.lastname@example.org.