The city of Edmonton has launched several new environmental rebate programs and tools as part of Edmonton’s Strategic Plan. The programs include Electric Vehicle Charger and Electric Bike (ECEB) rebate program, and Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator (BERA) rebate program through which Edmontonians can buy electric bikes, install electric vehicle chargers in their property and get a savings of up to 50%.
Rebates under Electric Vehicle Charger and Electric Bike (ECEB) rebate program:
- Electric Bikes: Apply for rebates covering 30 per cent of the cost of the e-bike, to a maximum of $750. Applicants must show proof of residency in Edmonton, and e-bikes must be purchased within 60 days of the rebate application.
- Electric Vehicle Chargers: Residential and commercial property owners who are interested in installing a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station in their property can apply. For residential properties, this rebate will cover 50 per cent of the installed cost of the charger, to a maximum of $600 for existing homes and $300 for new construction (up to one per household). For commercial properties, this rebate will cover 50 per cent of the installed cost of the charger, to a maximum of $2,000 per charger (up to five per company). More Information
Other Environmental Initiatives (New & Old):
- Commercial Building Upgrades: The Building Energy Retrofit Accelerator (BERA) rebate programfacilitates renovations that improve energy efficiency in commercial and institutional buildings. Upgrades to HVAC systems, windows, lighting fixtures, building envelopes and more are eligible for rebates, up to $125,000 per building, per year. Eligible buildings must be larger than 10,000 square feet, located within city limits and have equipment installed from a list of eligible products.
- Residential Solar Installations: The city has entered into a partnership with Google and MyHeat to introduce a new tool that provides a bird’s eye view of every rooftop. The city says this will help homeowners understand their solar potential and the environmental and financial benefits they can expect. Those who want to install solar electric systemare eligible for the Solar Rebate Program to save up to $4,000 towards the installation.
The new rebate programs are available starting today.