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Energy Innovation Program – Clean Energy Technology Innovation component (Voted)

Name of transfer payment program

Energy Innovation Program – Clean Energy Technology Innovation component (Voted)

Start date

April 21, 2016

End date

March 31, 2019

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2.2 – Technology Innovation > 2.2.3 – Clean Energy Science and Technology


Accelerating clean technology research and development is a key component of the Government of Canada’s approach to promoting sustainable economic growth and to supporting Canada’s transition towards a low-carbon economy.

The objective of Clean Energy Technology Innovation objective is to support energy technology innovation to produce and use energy in a more clean and efficient way. The program will undertake research in the following six strategic priority areas:

  1. renewable, smart grid and storage systems;
  2. reducing diesel use by industrial operators in northern and remote communities;
  3. methane and volatile organic compound emission reduction;
  4. reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the building sector;
  5. carbon capture, use and storage; and
  6. improving industrial efficiency.

This transfer payment program does not have any repayable contributions.

Expected results

The program will lead to a suite of new research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects to advance energy technologies in the six strategic priority areas.

The RD&D projects will lead to:

  • Industry, academia, and public sector collaborations;
  • Increased availability of scientific and technical knowledge to inform policies, codes, standards, and regulations;
  • Leveraged funding from industry, provinces and territories; and
  • Investment in the development of new knowledge and technologies to support clean growth and increased environmental performance, including through reductions in GHG emissions.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

Not applicable, new program

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Not applicable

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

As per the Policy on Results, this initiative will be evaluated either on its own or in the context of a broader evaluation of the Clean Energy Science and Technology program, which is tentatively scheduled to occur in 2018-19.

General targeted recipient groups

Recipients include legal entities validly incorporated or registered in Canada, including electricity and gas utilities, companies, industry associations, research associations, standards organizations, aboriginal and community groups, Canadian academic institutions, and provincial, territorial, regional and municipal governments and their departments and agencies.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

To develop the scope of the call for proposals, there were engagement activities focused on industry roundtables and discussions with provinces and territories (through the Energy and Mines Ministers Conference and the Canadian Energy Strategy).

In order to promote the call for proposals, a series of media interviews were organized.

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