News Release: Saskatchewan Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

July 18, 2019

Saskatchewan Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
 
The federal government has launched the SME Project Stream which will direct income generated from the federal carbon tax to a rebate program aimed at assisting small and medium-sized businesses in reducing energy use, saving money and/or reducing GHG emissions. The program will provide a rebate of up to 25% for projects between $80,000 - $1 million. This rebate program is stackable with the newly created Accelerated Investment Incentive and other rebate programs from Saskatchewan Crown Corporations to a maximum of 100%.
 
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce applauds this announcement and encourages business to take advantage of the investment incentives for new equipment and energy retrofits to improve energy efficiency. Energy efficiency continues to be a priority for the Saskatchewan Chamber, as it provides significant cost savings and allows businesses to be more competitive.
 
“No business should be incurring unnecessary energy costs and this rebate program is an opportunity for businesses across the province to become more energy efficient and save money. We encourage Saskatchewan businesses to apply for rebate programs to improve competitiveness and reduce emissions,” said Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
 
While the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce does not support a carbon tax and does not believe it is the best way to reduce GHG emissions and minimize Saskatchewan’s carbon footprint, the Chamber is an advocate for energy efficiency and encourages businesses to take advantage of the SME Project Stream rebate program as soon as possible. More than $21 million of funding has been made available for Saskatchewan SMEs but these funds are strictly on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 
The application for the project stream can be found here. More information can be found in the helpful guide and please see the eligibility requirements.
 
Environment and Climate Change Canada is streaming a how to WebEX video today, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST that helps walk applicants through the online application process step by step. Please see more information about this session and additional sessions below:

Additional information sessions:
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST
Meeting link: https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/j.php?MTID=m2b254a1cd61983b19c50d511a6ff167f
Meeting number: 559 117 965
Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1-866-206-0153
Local dial-in number: 613-954-9003
Participant dial-in passcode: 1074396#

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST
Meeting link: https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/j.php?MTID=m3453242c4d9a6df008121f9c6564af59
Meeting number: 557 229 593
Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1-866-206-0153
Local dial-in number: 613-954-9003
Participant dial-in passcode: 6199894#
 
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST
Meeting link: https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/j.php?MTID=m4ea89b6b43aca9e98e62e5a691c493e6
Meeting number: 557 204 921
Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1-866-206-0153
Local dial-in number: 613-954-9003
Participant dial-in passcode: 6199894#
 
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST
Meeting link: https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/j.php?MTID=m5193cf24825c1495cf8128c2646e8413
Meeting number: 556 388 616
Toll-free dial-in number (Canada/US): 1-866-206-0153
Local dial-in number: 613-954-9003
Participant dial-in passcode: 6199894#

 
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce serves as the voice of business and represents the interests of 10,000 businesses across the province through the Chamber network.
 
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Contact:
Steve McLellan, CEO
(306) 352-2671