Friday, September 2, 2011

Renewable energy rebate program in Saskatchewan extended to 2012

Up to $35,000.00 CAD is available to individuals in Saskatchewan to install small (less than 100 kilowatt) wind, solar or other renewable generation equipment and connect to the SaskPower's grid.

The Saskatchewan government announced this week that an additional $2.9 million CAD will be available to support environmentally friendly power generation options and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatchewan.

Funding for the program, administered by the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC), is provided by the province's Go Green Fund and SaskPower. As of March 31, 265 small-scale renewable power systems have been installed in Saskatchewan and more than $1.7 million CAD provided in refunds.

The program is being extended to March 30, 2012, due to the significant increase in uptake during the past year. The Net Metering Rebate Program timeline follows below:

January 3, 2012 - Project Registration Form (SRC-NM-PR) and supporting documents;
March 30, 2012 - Project Confirmation form (SRC-NM-PC) and proof of payment for equipment deposit of at least 10%;
August 31, 2012 - Request for Rebate form (SRC-NM-RR), proof of payment for all eligible expenditures, and the electrical inspection form.

The Net Metering Rebate Program complements SaskPower's Net Metering Program, which supports those who wish to generate their own power from environmentally friendly sources. A bi-directional or net meter is installed by SaskPower allowing customers to record both the electricity they used and the electricity they generated. If customers generate more power than they use, that excess electricity is fed back to SaskPower's electricity system and the customers are given a credit on their power bill.

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