Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) - Request for Expressions of Interest


Province of BC

Mon, 04/13/2015
The Ministry of Energy and Mines, on behalf of its provincial partners, has posted this Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to B.C. local governments and First Nations to determine the level of interest in, and eligibility for, a potential Call for Applications under the newly created Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP).
This $1.24M program is a component of the Ministry's Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund, designed to support government's energy, economic, environmental and greenhouse gas reduction priorities and advance British Columbia's clean energy sector.
The objective of the Ministry's Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) is to provide local governments and First Nations with pivotal funding ranging from $20,000 to $80,000 per Application. The Program is scheduled to run for the next three fiscal years (2015/16 through to 2017/18, inclusive). Separate calls for Applications will be made for each year. Communities will be eligible for funding if they undertake either:
  1.  One of a range of renewable energy capital projects that the local government or First Nation has part (e.g., IPP equity stake) or full ownership of; or
  2.  A major energy efficiency initiative applied specifically to the local government's or First Nation's own infrastructure.
Interested communities are invited to respond to this RFEI by no later than Monday, May 4th 2015 by email referring to RFEI Number "CELP2015".
Should any local government or First Nation have questions while considering or filling in the RFEI,
Please contact Ted Sheldon: 250-356-1507; at the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines.