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

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
25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Industry, Energy management

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