Clean Energy Improvement Program
The Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) is a program aimed at increasing the installation of energy efficient and renewable energy upgrades for homes and buildings in participating municipalities. It is a financing tool for participating property owners to pay for energy efficient or renewable energy upgrades by means of long-term financing through the municipality.
The required bylaw for Beaumont to participate in the Clean Energy Improvement program (CEIP) was passed on September 13, 2022 following a public hearing. Next steps are now being taken to apply for funding and then launch the program providing funding is received. Please see responses to our FAQs about Beaumont's CEIP below.
- What is the Clean Energy Improvement Program?
The Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) is a program that provides property owners in participating municipalities in Alberta access to low-cost financing to make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to their properties. CEIP is an “opt-in” program, where property owners can apply to be approved to participate. Participating property owners repay the financed amount through their property taxes over a period of time.
The program’s aim is to increase the installation of green upgrades to reduce the use of energy and reduce impacts to the environment; eligible upgrades include furnaces, windows, solar panels, insulation, and more. CEIP is administered by Alberta Municipalities, which is a not-for-profit association that represents and provides services to municipalities in Alberta.
- When is CEIP Expected to Launch in Beaumont?
CEIP is expected to launch in Beaumont in 2025. This will be dependent on receiving funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) as well as successful implementation of a new internal financial software system. Further information on the expected launch date will be provided when available.
- How does CEIP work?
Where a municipality wants to participate in CEIP, they must first pass a CEIP bylaw in their community. Once passed, the municipality contracts Alberta Municipalities to administer the program for property owners. Property owners who wish to participate follow the program process, which includes applying for an eligible energy efficient or renewable energy upgrade project to Alberta Municipalities. If their application is accepted, a qualified contractor completes installation, and once approved repayment is made by the property owner through their municipal property tax bill.
- Has Beaumont passed the required bylaw to participate in CEIP?
Passing a CEIP bylaw is a required initial step to participating in CEIP. Beaumont passed a CEIP bylaw in September 2022 and the bylaw is available HERE.
- When are details specific to the Beaumont CEIP program going to be released to the public?
Information regarding the details of participating in CEIP in Beaumont, including the process for applying, financing amounts, and payment information, will be made available to the public as that information becomes available. This page will be updated as important project milestones are achieved and implementation dates are confirmed. Check back often!
- Where can I find more information on CEIP?
CEIP is administered by Alberta Municipalities, and they have developed a comprehensive FAQ page about the program. That page can be found HERE.