Renewable Energy

The AEA provides funding for renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, wood pellet heating, biofuel/synthetic gas and ground source heat pumps. This funding is available to communities, commercial businesses, non-profit organizations and NWT residents. The AEA cannot longer offer rebates on grid-connected renewable electricity projects in communities that use hydroelectricity. See below for more … Read more

Energy Efficient Renovations – Private Home in Yellowknife

Background The owners of a home in Yellowknife are expected to save more than $4,800 a year on energy bills because of energy-efficient renovations. Before starting the renovations, the homeowners had the Arctic Energy Alliance complete an EnerGuide home evaluation, which measures the energy used by a house and identifies areas for improvement. The pre-renovated … Read more

Energy Efficient Washer – Robert Firth in Fort Liard

On October 2012, Robert Firth’s family in Fort Liard purchased a new high efficiency washer and dryer. Since installing their new laundry equipment, they have noticed their water bill decrease by $50 per month and their water consumption reduced by 1/3. Given the high cost of water delivery and electricity in Ford Liard, and the … Read more

Pellet Boiler and Furnace – Doug Whiteman in Norman Wells

In the summer of 2011, Doug Whiteman decided to switch from a wood/oil-fired furnace to a pellet-only furnace in his home and a pellet boiler in his shop. With Alternative Energy Technology Program (AETP) funding from ENR, Doug was able to accomplish his goal. Doug reduced his heating bill by 40% and has realized significant … Read more

Energy Efficient Renovations – 1970’s Trailer in Yellowknife

System Overview: Northlands Trailer Park homeowners began an energy efficiency renovation on their trailer in July 2008. Before starting the renovations, the homeowners had the Arctic Energy Alliance undertake an ecoENERGY home evaluation. The pre-renovated trailer had an EnerGuide rating of 38. Following the evaluation, the homeowners: repaired leaks in the trailer belly bag rewrapped … Read more

Air Sealing a Home – Northlands Home in Yellowknife

System Overview: A Northlands homeowner set out to turn his home into an energy efficiency showpiece. He did this by adding additional insulation to his ceilings, walls and floors; replacing all the old slider, and aluminum windows; and upgrading the mechanical systems. One of the things he has paid the most attention to during the … Read more

Home Energy Evaluations

Energy evaluations help people learn more about their options for saving energy. Some AEA rebate programs also require a home energy evaluation – please see individual program guidelines for more details. An energy-efficient home is comfortable, healthy, environmentally friendly and cost-effective. An EnerGuide home energy evaluation can help you understand how your home uses energy … Read more

Electric Vehicles

The Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) provides rebates to reduce the cost of purchasing and using several types of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Northwest Territories (NWT), including passenger EVs, e-bikes and on-the-land EVs. Switching to an electric vehicle can help consumers reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions released to the atmosphere from vehicles that … Read more

Home Improvements

The Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) provides rebates to help owners of older, less energy-efficient homes in the Northwest Territories (NWT) to reduce the costs and greenhouse gas emissions associated with heating their homes. These rebates can help homeowners offset the costs of upgrading their insulation, windows, air sealing and heating systems. Individual homeowners, businesses, non-profit … Read more