Clean Energy Improvement Program
The Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) is a financing program designed to make residential and non-residential energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades more accessible. The program is administered by the Alberta Municipal Services Corporation (AMSC) in partnership with the City of St. Albert. The AMSC has over ten years of experience administering energy efficiency and renewable energy programs to municipalities across Alberta.
What makes the Clean Energy Improvement Program different?
CEIP uses innovative financing solution known as Property Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”), which allows property owners to access flexible, long-term financing through their municipality. Repayment is facilitated through an added Clean Energy Improvement charge to the participant’s regular property tax bill. This charge is linked to the property where the upgrades are installed and not the property owner.
The City of St. Albert expects the program to reduce GHG emissions in the community, deliver energy bill savings to program participants, and contribute to job creation and local economic growth.
How is the City involved?
To establish CEIP, the City of St. Albert passed the Clean Energy Improvement Tax Bylaw 26/2021 on May 17, 2021. The City's grant application to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Community Financing initiative was submitted at the beginning of September 2021. The application review process will take approximately six months.
The next steps include:
- Program design and development
- The City anticipates launching the program in 2022
For more information about the program please visit myceip.ca
Last edited: September 23, 2021