Call for Applications – Renewable Power
March 5, 2018
OTTAWA: Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform constituents of a call for applications for funding under Natural Resource Canada’s Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP).
The ERPP provides up to $200 million to expand the portfolio of commercially viable renewable energy sources available to provinces and territories.
“Yellowhead is a leader in developing new renewable power technologies. Just look at Hinton’s geothermal project that is exploring the use of geothermal heat from oil and gas wells to heat the town’s public buildings,” stated MP Eglinski.
The ERPP will reduce the risks associated with these technologies, help reduce their cost, and allow the sector to more easily navigate through regulatory issues. Over time, this will help Canada’s electricity system draw on a more diverse set of technologies.
Eligible projects are large size, utility-scale electricity generation projects from renewable energy resources that have not yet been commercially deployed in Canada. Eligible technologies include offshore wind, geothermal power, concentrated photovoltaic, and instream tidal.
To help community members, businesses and other interested Canadians find information on federal programming to support the deployment of emerging renewable power projects, a new webpage has been established, which includes a comprehensive guide to funding for eligible projects: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/funding/20502
The deadline to apply is April 20, 2018.
“I encourage all eligible organizations with an interest in exploring renewable power to consider applying to this program,” concluded MP Eglinski.