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Applications for this grant program are now closed.

Overview

The $80-million Industrial Energy Efficiency and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (IEE CCUS) Grant Program is part of a $750-million investment of the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund.

The IEE CCUS will help Alberta’s large industrial emitters:

  • reduce emissions
  • increase competitiveness
  • lower carbon compliance costs
  • improve energy efficiency through technology and equipment upgrades

The IEE CCUS Grant Program targets improvements at facilities that are regulated, or eligible to be regulated, by the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Regulation.

Successful applicants are eligible to receive 75% of project costs, up to a maximum of $20 million.

Eligibility

Facilities must be regulated or eligible to be regulated under the TIER Regulation to be eligible for funding. If an applicant were to propose a new facility as part of its project, that facility would have to be eligible for regulation under the TIER Regulation.

There is no minimum or maximum total project cost eligibility requirement. Existing projects are eligible; however, grant funding cannot be used towards retroactive project costs. Total grant and award funding from all external sources cannot exceed 85% of total project costs.

Only emissions reductions that are regulated under TIER are eligible for funding.

For information about eligible expenses under the IEE CCUS Grant Program, refer to: Eligible Expenses Guidelines (PDF, 563 KB).

How to apply

PDF form issues

Fillable PDF forms do not open properly on some mobile devices and web browsers. To fill in and save the form:

  1. Save the PDF form to your computer – click or right-click the link and download the form.
  2. Open the PDF form with Adobe Reader. Fill it in and save it.

Step 1. Download, review and complete the application form

The grant application form has been revised to correct the units for the cogeneration electricity emissions intensity formula on page 3 note (3) from megawatts to megawatt-hours. If you have already begun filling in the previous version of the application form, please note the revision and incorporate accordingly, but there is no need to re-complete the form.

Applications are open from September 22, 2020 to October 30, 2020.

Step 2. Submit the application form

Email the completed form to: [email protected].

After you apply

Project applications will be evaluated against a set of five major criteria including:

  • Meets the program alignment and application requirements.
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Benefits industry competitiveness.
  • Benefits job creation, environmental and social governance outcomes, and economic resilience.
  • Represents project strength demonstrated by short timelines for implementation and job creation, and the use of additional funding sources or internal capital.

Successful applicants will be notified in late 2020 to early 2021.

Contact

Connect with the Industrial Energy Efficiency and Carbon Capture and Utilization Program:

Email: [email protected]

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