Commercial CEIP

Commercial CEIP is a financing tool for commercial property owners to help fund energy efficiency upgrades and/or renewable energy installations with a competitive interest rate and repayment terms of up to 20 years (depending on the type of upgrade).

City Council has approved the bylaw to create a permanent Clean Energy Improvement Programs. Details as to when Edmontonians can begin submitting applications will be provided in Summer 2024.

Pilot Program Promotes Energy Efficiency Upgrades

On August 19, 2021, City Council passed the Clean Energy Improvement Pilot Program Tax Bylaw . The Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) is a 2-year pilot program that provides homeowners and organizations access to low-cost financing to make energy efficiency upgrades or add renewable energy installations to their properties. The financing is then repaid by the property owner through the owner's property taxes.

CEIP is an innovative financing tool for property owners to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades that are repaid through property tax. The program is administered by Alberta Municipalities and will finance approximately 80 residential upgrades and retrofits and 20 commercial projects. If this is successful, the city’s next goal will be to recapitalize the program. Innovative solutions like CEIP help strengthen our local economy, protect the environment, and create a more low-carbon Edmonton.

Pilot Program History

Legislation to enable a Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) became effective in Alberta on January 1, 2019. This program is similar to the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs that can be found in other cities across Canada. The City of Edmonton hosted public engagement sessions in March 2019 to give opportunity for residents to help refine the proposed elements of the program. The results of the engagement can be found in the What We Heard Report.

On December 15, 2020, the City was awarded a grant of $9.6 million from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)'s Green Municipal Fund to develop and launch the program.