SUPPORT FOR INITIATIVES
NEW APPLICATION PROCESS
The Support for Initiatives program is divided into two components to provide the opportunity to apply a wide range of energy-saving measures.
The Energy Optimization component supports measures involving the building envelope and mechanical systems (heating, air conditioning and ventilation). Under this component, Gazifère provides $0.25 in financial assistance per cubic metre of natural gas saved up to 40% of the cost of the measure or $20,000*.
The Implementation Assistance component supports the application of measures involving the use of natural gas in production processes and high-efficiency equipment not covered by existing programs. Under this component, Gazifère provides $0.25 in financial assistance per cubic metre of natural gas saved up to 40% of the cost of the measure or $10,000*.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO?
STEP 1: ARRANGE TO GET A FEASIBILITY STUDY OR AN ENERGY SIMULATION REPORT
In the case of an existing building, the measures implemented must be recommended in connection with a feasibility study conducted by an engineer who is a member of a professional association. In the case of a new building, the measures must be recommended in connection with an energy simulation.
Consult the Feasibility Study program to find out more about the financial assistance provided by Gazifère for this first step.
STEP 2: CONSULT THE PARTICIPANT’S GUIDE
In order to receive the financial assistance offered by Gazifère, you will have to meet a number of eligibility criteria. Find out more about them, as well as with the specifications
STEP 3: SEND IN YOUR PRE-ADMISSION
In order to qualify for financial assistance from Gazifère, you must obtain approval of your pre-admission prior to implementing the energy efficiency measures in question.
STEP 4: OBTAIN GAZIFÈRE’S APPROVAL
Gazifère will confirm receipt of the pre-admission form within 10 working days. Gazifère processes pre-admissions on a first come, first served basis, and depending on the availability of funds.
STEP 5: ARRANGE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES
STEP 6: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
You must include the following three documents:
- The copy of the feasibility study or simulation report
The simulation report must be submitted on a CD.
- A summary of the implemented measures
- The invoice for any newly acquired appliances
The invoice must be dated in the current year. The model number of the installed appliance and the date of installation must be indicated. The date of installation must be later than your pre-admission.
Send your documents
by mail to:
C/O Energy Efficiency
706 boulevard Gréber
Gatineau, Quebec J8V 3P8
or by e-mail to:
STEP 5: OBTAIN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Gazifère will have the application for assistance reviewed by an external consultant. The cost of that review will be covered by Gazifère, and a copy of the report will be provided to the client. If there is any missing or unsatisfactory information, we will contact the company in charge of the file for clarifications.
If approved, the amount will be indicated, and a cheque will be mailed to the address provided on the pre-admission form.
*Please note that program terms and conditions and amounts of financial assistance may be changed without notice.