Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2015
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Industry, Energy management
Agency:Efficiency Nova Scotia
Energy Efficiency Description:

Efficiency NS offers technical assistance, financial incentives and financing to offset the cost of engineering studies, energy efficient equipment and installation for customized projects. Eligible facilities typically have a peak electrical demand of 50 kW per month or higher.

Custom projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Compressed Air Equipment,
  • Motors and Variable Speed Drives,
  • Refrigeration,
  • Lighting Design or Redesign,
  • Heating, Cooling and Ventilation (HVAC),
  • Cogeneration

Incentive amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis and vary depending on the size of the project, energy saving effectiveness of the measure, equipment involved and the financial need of your organization.


Funding Options:

  • 50% of the cost of a Scoping Study to a maximum of $1,000
  • 100% of the cost of a Feasibility Study to a maximum of $15,000 (pre-approval required)
  • Implementation incentives are the lesser of 50% of eligible project costs
  • The funding amount for the project to meet your required payback
  • The custom yearly budgeted $/kWh-saved
  • Interest-free, multi-year financing for remaining project costs

Last modified: Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:14:18 CET