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The Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) provides rebates to northerners 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.

Note: Customers who purchase eligible LED lighting, refrigerators, clothes washers or chest freezers at select Northern or NorthMart stores will have their rebates applied at the checkout, and do not have to submit a rebate application to the AEA. See the “Fine Print” section below for more information.

How the Program Works

Purchase an Eligible Product

Purchase an eligible product from an NWT Vendor, if the item was purchased outside of the NWT the rebate will be 50% of the qualifying amount. Click here for a list of participating NWT vendors.

Some products must be ENERGY STAR® certified to qualify for a rebate. You can use this website to find out if an item is ENERGY STAR certified.

Complete the Application Form

You have up to 6 months from the date you purchase an item to apply for a rebate.

To apply, complete the application form and attach a copy of your sales receipt and proof that the item qualifies for a rebate (such as the EnerGuide card showing the ENERGY STAR logo). Make sure the sales receipt (proof of purchase) clearly shows the following:

  • The make and model of the product
  • That the product has been paid for full

The name on the receipt should be same as the name on your application. If there is no name and address on your receipt, we will also ask to see proof that you live in the NWT (such as a drivers licence).

The application forms can be downloaded below.

Customers who purchase eligible LED lighting, washers, refrigerators or chest freezers at select Northern or NorthMart stores will have their rebates applied at the checkout and do not have to send a rebate application to the AEA. See the “Fine Print” section below for a list of participating communities.

Return the Application Form

Mail, email, fax or deliver the application form, a copy of the sales receipt, and proof of product eligibility to the Arctic Energy Alliance.

Please allow six weeks for delivery of your rebate cheque.

Eligible Products

Washer, Dryers, Dishwashers, Fridges and Freezers

Customers who purchase eligible washers, refrigerators or chest freezers at select Northern or NorthMart stores will have their rebates applied at the checkout and do not have to send a rebate application to the AEA. See the “Fine Print” section below for a list of participating communities.

Washers and Ventless Dryers

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 certified appliance.

ApplianceRebate: communities with hydroelectricityRebate: non-hydro communities
Washing machine$200$400
Ventless dryer 50% of purchase cost, up to $400 50% of purchase cost, up to $400

Dishwashers

ApplianceRebate: communities with hydroelectricityRebate: non-hydro communities
Dishwasher$200$400

Refrigerators and Freezers

ApplianceRebate: communities with hydroelectricityRebate: non-hydro communities
Refrigerator$200$400
Freezer$200$400

ENERGY STAR certified fridges and upright freezers must be larger than 7.75 cubic feet. There is no minimum size on chest freezers.

LED Lighting

LED lighting:

  • Uses up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs
  • Lasts 3 times longer than CFLs and 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs
  • Has no mercury
  • Can be dimmable and very durable (depending on the model)

Customers who purchase eligible LED lighting at select Northern or NorthMart stores will have their rebates applied at the checkout and do not have to send a rebate application to the AEA. See the “Fine Print” section below for a list of participating communities

ProductRebate: communities with hydroelectricityRebate: non-hydro communities
LED bulbs, tubes & integrated fixturesUp to $200 a yearUp to $400 a year

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 and save even more money. If your community produces electricity using diesel or natural gas and you have an electric water heater, consider replacing it with a more efficient oil or gas 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.

Heating applianceRebate
Wood Stove50% of purchase cost, up to $1,000
Wood Pellet Stove50% of purchase cost, up to $1,000
Oil furnace (95% AFUE* or higher, with an electronically commutated motor [ECM])$1,500
Oil boiler (87% AFUE or higher)$750
Gas or propane furnace (95% AFUE or higher, with an ECM)$1,500
Gas or propane boiler (95% AFUE or higher)$750
ENERGY STAR certified instantaneous (on-demand) water heater (oil: .68 EF** or higher; gas or propane: .92 EF or higher)$750
Combination boilers and water heaters (must meet same criteria as boilers)$1,250

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

**Energy factor (EF) is an efficiency measure for rating the energy performance of water heating appliances. The higher the EF, the greater the efficiency.

Home Upgrades

Drain Water Heat Recovery

A drain water heat recovery system can help you save on water heating costs by capturing some of the heat from your shower’s drain water and using it to pre-heat cold water entering your home. Heating water can account for 20–30% of your home’s energy usage, and a drain water heat recovery system can reclaim up to 40% of that energy—and reduce you greenhouse gas emissions.

ProductRebate
Drain water heat recovery system with a minimum 30% efficiency$700

Programmable Thermostats

A programmable thermostat can help you save heating fuel by automatically turning down the heat when you’re asleep or away from home.

ProductRebate
Programmable thermostat50% of purchase cost, up to $100

ECM Circulation Pumps

Circulation pumps with electronically commutated motors (ECMs) automatically control the speed and flow rate to find the greatest efficiency. They’re most commonly used to circulate water for hydronic (hot water) heating systems, but there are also models available for potable water.

As an example of the savings, the AEA compared two similar pumps and found that the non-ECM model would cost about $244 a year to operate, while the ECM model would cost about $67 a year when set in automatic mode.

ProductRebate
ECM pump50% of purchase cost, up to $175

Home 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.

Insulation typeRebate
Exterior wall insulationUp to $4,000
Ceiling insulationUp to $750
Exposed floor insulation$250
Basement insulationUp to $1,250
Basement header insulation$250
Crawlspace insulationUp to $1,000

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

New Homes

A home that’s designed to be energy-efficient can save you money right from the start.

ItemRebate
New home that uses at least 50% less heating energy than an EnerGuide typical new house$2,500

Heating energy use is measured in gigajoules per year, and calculations will be done by the AEA using the EnerGuide Rating System software from Natural Resources Canada.

How to Apply

Apply Online – Energy-Efficient Product Rebates

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Acknowledgement and consent

Your participation in the Energy Efficiency Incentive Program (the “Program”) requires the Arctic Energy Alliance (“AEA”) to collect information from you, including your personal information. The AEA will collect your information, including your personal information, for the purpose of delivering the Program. All personal information collected from you by AEA is protected by the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, SC 2000, c 5.

The Program is delivered by the AEA pursuant to the terms of the contribution agreement between the AEA and the Government of the Northwest Territories (“GNWT”) (the “Contribution Agreement”). Under the terms of the Contribution Agreement, the AEA is obligated to disclose your information, including your personal information, to the GNWT or the Government of Canada (“Canada”), or both, from time-to-time for the purpose of reporting and the public release of Program statistical data. The collection and disclosure of your information, including your personal information, by the GNWT and Canada is subject to applicable territorial and federal privacy legislation, including the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, SNWT 1994, c 20, and Privacy Act, RSC 1985, c P-21.

By checking the box above you acknowledge that you have read this notice and that you consent to the collection of your information, including your personal information, by AEA and the disclosure of said information by AEA to the GNWT or Canada or both for the purpose of administering the Program. You further consent to the collection and disclosure of your information, including your personal information, by the GNWT and Canada for the purpose of reporting and the public release of Program statistical data.

Apply for an Insulation Rebate

Pre-approval is required for residential insulation rebates. Before you begin upgrading your insulation, contact us to discuss your plans. An energy advisor will help you complete the application form.

Apply for a New Home Rebate

Before applying for a rebate on an energy-efficient new home, you will need to book a home energy evaluation. Once your evaluation is complete, your energy advisor will give you the rebate application form.


Program Fine Print

  • This program is available to all NWT residents, businesses, non-profit organizations, community governments and Indigenous governments.
  • Funding is available in the form of after-purchase mail-in rebates.
  • For a residential insulation rebate, it is necessary to meet with an AEA Energy Management Specialist to fill in a pre-approval form before you complete the work.
  • For new home rebates, a home must have received an EnerGuide home evaluation label. This rebate does not apply to multi-unit residential buildings.
  • Your rebate application must be received by the AEA within 6 months of the purchase date on your receipt.
  • Only products specified within these guidelines are eligible for rebates. Please check with the Arctic Energy Alliance for an 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 NWT vendors.
  • Individual residents can apply for up to two rebates on the same type of product, per household, per AEA fiscal year (April 1 to March 31), with the exception of LED lighting (see below). For example, your household can apply for rebates on up to two chest freezers per year.
  • Businesses, non-profit organizations, and Indigenous and community governments can apply for up to five rebates on the same type of product per AEA fiscal year (April 1 to March 31), with the exception of LED lighting (see below). For example, you can apply for rebates on up to five refrigerators per year.
  • You can apply for rebates on LED lighting as many times as you would like in a year until you have reached the annual maximum rebate value.
  • 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 the Arctic Energy Alliance.
  • Application forms must be complete and accurate to ensure prompt delivery of your rebate.
  • Customers who purchase eligible LED lighting, refrigerators, clothes washers or chest freezers at Northern or NorthMart stores in the following communities will have their rebates applied at the checkout, and do not have to submit a rebate application to the AEA.
    • Aklavik
    • Deline
    • Fort Good Hope
    • Fort Liard
    • Fort McPherson
    • Fort Providence
    • Fort Simpson
    • Inuvik
    • Norman Wells
    • Paulatuk
    • Tsiigehtchic
    • Tuktoyaktuk
    • Tulita
    • Ulukhaktok