Basic stream

To be eligible for financial incentives through the basic stream of the Custom Measures Program, projects must have electrical energy savings between 15,000 and 49,999 kWh or a minimum of 7,500 m3 of natural gas savings per year. These savings must be estimated by a registered professional engineer/architect and reviewed, adjusted (if necessary), and approved by a Manitoba Hydro program engineer.


The program provides financial incentives to investigate and implement system efficiency improvements in your facility.

Investigate – Feasibility study report assistance

During the investigation phase, the following feasibility study report assistance is available:

  • 50% of the first $5,000;
  • 25% of the remaining study cost in excess of $5,000, up to a maximum of $10,000.

Limited to:

  • 20% of the system installation incentive.

Implement – System installation incentive

Following completion of the implementation phase, a system installation incentive is available in accordance to the following program requirements:

  • $0.20/kWh saved – annual electricity;
  • $0.30/m3 saved – annual natural gas.

Limited to:

  • 50% of the project incremental cost;
  • the amount required to reach a 1-year payback on project incremental cost.

The maximum eligible incentive is $250,000 for all electrical measures and $100,000 for all natural gas measures included in the project.