EPP Overview

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.

When can I apply?

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and evaluated at set dates throughout the year. Find more information in the Application Forms and Resources page.

Who is the EPP for?

The program funds proposals for:

  • Indigenous communities and organizations
  • co-ops
  • municipalities
  • public sector entities

All the groups above are eligible for funding related to FIT projects. Indigenous communities are also eligible to apply to participate in transmission and other energy-related projects.

Program Backgrounder

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.

Contact Us

For more information on the EPP Program, please contact EPP staff at EPP@ieso.ca or 416-969-6317.