The Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME+) program provides tools and funding to help municipalities understand how energy is used in their buildings, identify key savings opportunities, and implement retrofit projects. For detailed information on eligibility requirements, available funding, and how to apply, please refer to the TAME+ Guidebook.
Who can participate?
- Municipalities: all designated municipalities within the Province of Alberta that meet the definition of "municipality" as per Section 1(s) of the Municipal Government Act.
- Community-related organizations: non-profit community-related organizations (CROs) are eligible to participate if the project is located on municipally owned facilities or municipally owned land. While CROs are eligible to participate, the municipality must be the signatory to the funding agreement and all reimbursements made under the program will be directed to the municipality.
How much funding is available?
- Participants are eligible to recieve an incentive of 60% of capital costs up to a maximum of $500,000 per facility of any size, with a maximum of $1,000,000 of funding per Municipality, for the implementation of energy conservation measures outlined in an approved Detailed Energy Assessment
- Projects must also meet a minimum greenhouse gas reduction performance requirement (abatement rate) of $60 per tonne, measured by dividing total MCCAC implementation funding by a project’s lifetime greenhouse gas reductions. Funding for projects that have an abatement rate greater than $60/tonne will be pro-rated.
Completing a Detailed Energy Assessment?
In order to participate in TAME+, municipalities are responsible for commissioning a detailed energy assessment (audit) for all buildings included in the project application. Municipalities should review the TAME+ Detailed Energy Assessment Requirements document and provide a copy to the energy consultant prior to completing the audit in order to ensure that all requirements are met. Participants must cover the full cost of the Detailed Energy Assessment.
The TAME+ Detailed Energy Assessment Requirements: Review Checklist is a useful tool to help municipalities review the draft Detailed Energy Assessment report prior to submitting a final application to the MCCAC.
Detailed Energy Assessments required for application must have been completed after January 1st 2016 and to the rigour of the TAME+ Detailed Energy Assessment Requirements (DEAR) document, reflecting the building in its current form.
How do I apply?
Interested municipalities are invited to submit the TAME+ Expression of Interest.
Eligible applicants will be contacted by the MCCAC to discuss the next steps in participating in the program.
All applications must be received by December 1st, 2017 in order to be eligible.
Funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Once funding is depleted the program will close. Municipalities are eligible to submit multiple applications.
Where do I find additional information?
Inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org