Huge response for Clean Energy Program leads to waitlist
Due to an extraordinary response in the first week, the Lethbridge Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) is currently at full capacity for year one of the four-year program.
Pre-qualification submissions will be placed on a waitlist and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis as space becomes available. As not all submissions received to date will move forward to full application stage, the anticipation is that space may become available in the next four to six months. Other submissions will be processed when year two of the program opens in February 2024.
Launched just last week, the City of Lethbridge's CEIP will provide homeowners with a financial tool to support energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to their properties. With the goal of creating a more climate resilient community and lowering energy costs, the list of eligible projects includes upgrading windows, doors, adding solar panels, increasing insulation, upgrading lighting fixtures, installing a tankless hot water system and more.
The program is administered by Alberta Municipalities in partnership with the City of Lethbridge. This project is being carried out with assistance from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Green Municipal Fund, an endowment created by the Government of Canada. During the four-year pilot project, the program is expected to help an estimated 180 homeowners with the cost of upgrades.