Community Energy Partnerships Program (Ontario, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Ontario

Applies to Utility Ontario Power Authority

Name Community Energy Partnerships Program (Ontario, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Grant Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Utility

Start Date 2009

Maximum Incentive $500,000 (Canadian)

Program Administrator Ontario Power Authority
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source Overview:


The Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) provides financial grants to community groups who are developing renewable energy projects in Ontario. These grants provide funding to community groups to assist with the "soft" or developmental costs associated with new renewable energy projects. Projects must be greater than 10 kW. Funding opportunities for renewable energy education projects are also available to assist not-for-profit, charitable and co-operative organizations in Ontario.

Community groups may be eligible to receive up to $500,000 for costs associated with project development. Eligible costs include site investigation and control, resource assessment, business and financial planning, engineering studies, project management and studies associated with the Renewable Energy Approval or other required approvals.

Funding under the CEPP and entry into a funding agreement is available to a community in the province of Ontario that is a “co-operative corporation”, as defined in the Co-operative Corporations Act (Ontario), all of whose members are resident in Ontario.

Policy Contact

Department Ontario Power Authority
Division Community Energy Partnerships Program
Address 30 Duncan Street, Suite 203
Place Toronto, Ontario
Zip/Postal Code M5V 2C3