What is the Energy Partnerships Program?
The Energy Partnerships Program (EPP) provides funding to communities and organizations for activities that help them prepare and develop renewable energy projects.
It includes three areas of focus :
The Partnership Stream — supports Indigenous communities by funding activities involved in assessing and developing partnerships for the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program and transmission projects. This includes conducting legal, technical and financial due diligence.
It also supports municipalities, co-ops and public sector entities in developing partnerships specifically for FIT projects.
The Project Development Stream — funds the soft costs associated with developing renewable energy projects under the FIT Program, including obtaining regulatory approvals.
Remote Project Development Sub-stream — specifically for the four remote First Nation communities where transmission connection has been identified as uneconomic, this stream supports the development of solutions to reduce reliance on diesel use.
The EPP was designed to offer applicants a clear set of rules, guidelines, and funding agreements to help make the process more accessible and efficient. See the program backgrounder for more information.