We offer incentives to help offset project evaluation costs and the capital investment required to install a biomass-to-energy conversion system, as well as technical support.
Feasibility studies help evaluate whether a viable project exists. They examine the fuel, conversion technology, emissions, operational and maintenance aspects of projects, as well as the associated costs and benefits.
Feasibility study costs are eligible for a financial incentive of 50 per cent of the initial $10,000 and 25 per cent of the remaining cost, to a maximum incentive of $15,000.
Capital costs associated with the design, purchase and installation of biomass-to-energy conversion equipment are eligible for the incentive.
Incentive amounts are based on 15¢ per kWh for annual electricity reduction and 30¢ per cubic metre for annual equivalent natural gas reduction. The incentive will not exceed 50 per cent of the eligible project costs or a maximum incentive of $1,000,000 on electrical load reductions and $250,000 on natural gas load reductions.
For the first 5 years, annual reviews are required to ensure the project is achieving the anticipated level of performance and that the equipment is being properly operated and maintained.
Technical services are available through our Chemical Laboratory and Customer Metering Department, in addition to an extensive network of industry contacts.