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ecoENERGY for Renewable Power (voted)

General information
Name of transfer payment program ecoENERGY for Renewable Power (voted)
Start date 01-Apr-07
End date* 31-Mar-11
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2008-09
Link to department’s Program Inventory Electricity Resources
Description The ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program is investing $1.4 billion over 14 years to increase Canada's supply of clean electricity from renewable sources such as wind, biomass, low-impact hydro, and solar photovoltaic energy. It is intended to help position low-impact renewable energy technologies to make an increased contribution to Canada’s energy supply and thereby contribute to a more sustainable and diversified energy mix. Payments of the incentive will be paid over a 10-year period to qualifying projects.

This transfer payment program has repayable contributions.
Expected results The 95 projects still receiving the incentive under the program are expected to produce 11.7 terawatt hours of electricity from clean renewable resources in 2017-18.
Fiscal year of last completed evaluation 2015-16
Decision following the results of last evaluation The evaluation stated that the program has been managed effectively and efficiently.
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation Not applicable
General targeted recipient groups A business, institution or organization (i.e., an independent power producer, provincial Crown corporation, electrical utility or energy cooperative) that meets the terms and conditions of the program.
Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients Applications are no longer accepted for the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program, as the commitment period ended on March 31, 2011. The department continues to engage with recipients to ensure compliance with the requirements of the contribution agreements.

*This date relates to the expiry date of the program policy authority which may be different from the actual funding end date.

Planning information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2017-18 Forecast spending 2018-2019  Planned spending 2019-20  Planned spending 2020-21  Planned
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions $115,354,720 $106,678,000 $76,611,000 $39,851,000
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program $115,354,720 $106,678,000 $76,611,000 $39,851,000

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