Energy Efficiency Incentive Program

The Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (EEIP) was designed to provide rebates to homeowners and consumers who purchase new, more energy efficient models of products that they use every day. Buying energy efficient products will help you save energy costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

How the EEIP Works

Applicable Items

Washing Machines and Fridges

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Clothes Washer

Your clothes washing machine and dryer are two of the biggest energy users in your home. If you want to lower your electricity bill, replace your old appliance with an energy efficient ENERGY STAR® appliance. For a washing machine, you can get a $200 rebate if you live in a community powered by diesel or natural gas or $50 if you live in a community served by hydropower.

How much does your old washer use? See the following table measured in kWh/year.

  1990 1997 2001 2009 2010
Standard Models 1218 930 905 332 319
ENERGY STAR® Qualified - - 304 251 148

 

Refrigerators

For ENERGY STAR® fridges (larger than 7.75 cubic feet), you can receive a $100 rebate if you live in a community powered by diesel or natural gas, or $50 if you live in a community served by hydropower.

LED Lightbulbs

  • LEDs use up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs;
  • LEDs last 3 times longer than CFLs and 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs;
  • LEDs have no mercury;
  • Can be dimmable and very durable (depending on the model).

Benefits

  • Lower electric bill,
  • Less bulb replacement needed, and
  • Less cost in the long run.

Rebates Available

1/2 of the purchase cost of light bulbs

hydro communities - maximum of $200

non-hydro communities - maximum of $400

Cost to Operate for the Projected Life of an LED Light Bulb

  Watts Hours Energy Usage

Cost
at $0.29/kWh

Cost
at $0.58/kWh
LED Bulb 15 25,000 375 kWh $108.75 $217.50
CFL Bulb 18 25,000 450 kWh $130.50 $261.00
Incadescent Bulb 75 25,000 1875 kWh $543.75 $1,087.50

LED Brochure Download a Brochure on how to choose a lightbulb

Heating Appliances

With the cost of heating your home rising, we have made it easier for you to make the change to cost effective energy efficient heating.

Make the change now, and keep warm this winter. Add an energy efficient water heater or heat recovery ventilator and save even more money. If you are in a diesel or natural gas community and have an electric hot water heater consider replacing it with a more efficient oil or gas hot water heater and save big on your monthly electricity bills. Efficient furnaces, boilers and hot-water tanks are important to our comfort in the Northwest Territories. Make your heating appliances as efficient as you can while you pocket the rebate rewards, and save energy and money for many years to come.

Rebates, as of June, 2016, are as follows:

Heating Appliance

Criteria for Eligibility

More Information

Wood Stove

1/3 of the cost up to a maximum of $750

Guide to Residential Wood Heating

Wood Pellet Stove

1/3 of the cost up to a maximum of $750

Guide to Residential Wood Pellet Heating

Wood Pellet Furnace

1/4 of the cost up to a maximum of $1,750

Heat Recovery Ventilators

Gas Furnaces and Boilers

$750 – Gas or propane boiler that has a 95% AFUE* or higher.

$750 – Gas or propane furnace that has a 95% AFUE or higher.

Click for more information on the AFUE rating of specific models, or contact AEA for more information.

Oil Furnaces and Boilers

$750 – Oil furnace that has a 92% AFUE* or higher.

$750 – Oil boiler 87% AFUE or higher.

Click for more information on AFUE rating of specific models, or contact AEA for more information.

Hot Water Heating

$1,000 - condensing fuel fired hot water heater (non-hydro communities only)

$1,500 – replacement of electric hot water heater with oil or gas hot water heater (non-hydro communities only,
minimum efficiency requirements apply)

$1,250 – instantaneous hot water heater with .92 EF

Click for more information on EF rating of specific models, or contact AEA for more information.

Smart Circulation Pump

$175 – Electronically commutated (ECM) circulation pump

Click for more information on EF rating of specific models, or contact AEA for more information.

*AFUE - Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency is a measure of the efficiency of heating appliances over a season or year.

Residential Insulation and Air Sealing

Insulation

Insulation keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It can deliver comfort and lower energy bills during the hottest and coldest times of the year - and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.

Condition: Pre-approval from the Arctic Energy Alliance is required in order to receive a rebate.

Air Sealing

The air sealing rebate is based on the amount of warm air leaks out of your home and is measured using a blower door test. In order to receive this rebate it is necessary to have two blower door tests done on your home, 1 before you do any renovations and 1 after you have completed your renovations.

The rebates are as follows:

$700 30% decrease or better in air leakage
$600 20% decrease in air leakage
$500 10% decrease in air leakage

Application Form will be provided when the second blower door test is done.

DWHR Systems

Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems

DWHR systems consist of copper tubes wrapped around a copper drain pipe. Warmth from water draining from your shower in the copper drain pipe heats cold water entering your home in the copper tube wrapped around the drain pipe. Heating water can account for 20-30% of your home's energy usage, and a DWHR system can reclaim up to 40% of that energy – and reduce you greenhouse gas emissions.

The rebate for drain water heat recovery systems as of June 2016 is $700.

Drain Water Heat Recovery Poster

Fine Print

  • This program is available to all NWT residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

  • Program is in the form of a mail-in rebate after purchase for energy efficient appliances, heating appliances, LED light bulbs and drain water heat recovery systems. For residential insulation it is necessary to meet with an Energy Management Specialist in order to fill in a pre-approval form before work is completed. For the Air Sealing rebate it is necessary to have a blower door test done on your home.

  • Application for rebate needs to be received by AEA within 3 months of the purchase date on the receipt.

  • Only products specified within these guidelines are eligible for rebates. Please check with Arctic Energy Alliance for exact listing of products that qualify.

  • Only products purchased through NWT dealers are eligible for full rebates. Products purchased outside of the NWT but within Canada are eligible for 50% of the NWT rebate. Click for a list of participating dealers.

  • Residents can apply for more than one rebate, to a maximum of two products per category, per household, per calendar year with the exception of home renovations.

  • Each non-profit organization and business can apply for more than one rebate to the maximum of five products per category, per calendar year with the exception of home renovations.

  • The Arctic Energy Alliance cannot be responsible for lost, late, incomplete or unreadable applications.

  • Rebates are available as long as funds allocated by the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories remain available.

  • Final approval will be made by the Executive Director of Arctic Energy Alliance.

  • Rebate forms must be complete and accurate to ensure prompt delivery of incentive.