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ecoENERGY for Renewable Power (Voted)

General information
Name of transfer payment program ecoENERGY for Renewable Power (Voted)
Start date April 1, 2007
End date March 31, 2021
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions  2008-09
Strategic Outcome 2 – Natural Resource Sectors and Consumers are Environmentally Responsible
Link to the department’s Program Alignment Architecture 2.1 – Energy-Efficient Practices and Lower-Carbon Energy Sources > 2.1.1 – Renewable Energy Deployment
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.
Results achieved The 95 projects still receiving the incentive under the program produced 9.1 terawatt hours of electricity from clean renewable resources in 2017-18.  However, it is expected that this amount will increase as fourth quarter invoices are received.  The expected amount of production is approximately 11.6 terawatt hours.
Comments on variances Due to the variability of renewable resources, the amount of actual production from projects under this program fluctuates.  The lower production amounts from projects are due to lower than expected energy resources at those sites. 
Audits completed or planned No program audits are currently planned.
Evaluations completed or planned The program underwent evaluation in 2015-16. The evaluation stated that the program has been managed effectively and efficiently.
Engagement of 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.
Performance information (dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2015‑16 Actual spending 2016‑17 Actual spending 2017‑18 Planned spending 2017‑18 Total authorities available for use 2017‑18 Actual spending (authorities used) Variance (2017‑18 actual minus 2017‑18 planned)
Total grants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 125,428,503 122,280,295 119,553,000 115,024,720 107,220,330 (12,332,670)
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total program 125,428,503 122,280,295 119,553,000 115,024,720 107,220,330 (12,332,670)

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