Office of Energy Efficiency
The OEE has stopped accepting grant applications for 2014-15 after providing financial assistance to more than 1,600 clients this year – an increase of 600 over the previous year.
Heat pumps continued to dominate energy efficiency installations in 2014, making up 95 per cent of all applications received.
Islanders with a total household income of $35,000 or less can still access the Home Energy Low-Income Program (HELP). Under this program, a tradesperson will (free of charge):
- complete comprehensive air-sealing (caulking and weather-stripping on windows and doors, gaskets on electrical fixtures); and
- install a programmable thermostat, up to four compact fluorescent lamps, and a low-flow showerhead.
To provide Islanders with advice and programs that will promote sustainable energy use and reinforce the importance of sound energy management for the economic, social and environmental well being of Island residents and businesses.
Energy meters for home energy use are available from the provincial library service or the Office of Energy Efficiency.
- May 15, 2013 - Office of Energy Efficiency to spend more of its funding on grants
- October 15, 2010 - New program helps Island busineses become more energy efficient
- April 8, 2010 - Federal energy audit not needed for provincial incentives
- October 23, 2009 - Office of Energy Efficiency Expands Access to Low-income Programs
- May 8, 2008 - Report Identifies Island's Potential Energy Efficiency
- July 17, 2008 - Programs To Lower Islanders' Fuel Consumption Announced
- March 5, 2008 - Office of Energy Efficiency To Aid Home Energy Audits and Renovations
- January 22, 2008 - Efficiency Office Opens With Two Assistance Programs