TAME Express


The Taking Action to Manage Energy (TAME) Express pilot program will provide Alberta municipalities with quick access to financial incentives for the implementation of high efficiency lighting retrofits. Without the need to perform a detailed energy assessment, TAME Express will offer rebates for retrofits of indoor lighting, outdoor building and parking lot lighting, lighting controls, and exit signs.

Who can participate?

  1. 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
  2. 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 will be eligible to receive a set rebate amount per measure installed as defined in the TAME Express Lighting Calculator which will be available at program launch. 

A summary of eligible measure categories and planned rebate ranges are shown in the table below:

Measure Category Rebate Range (per unit)
 LED Directional Lamps  $8 to $15
 LED “A” Lamps  $4 to $5 
 LED T8 Replacement Lamps  $2 to $8 
 Reduced Watt Fluorescent Bulbs  $1.5 to $3
 LED Mogul-Base Lamps  $25 to $65 
 LED Troffers  $25 to $75 
 LED High/Low Bays  $75 to $195
 Exit Signs  $20 
 LED Recessed Downlights  $10 to $45
 LED Troffer Retrofit Kit  $20 to $60
 LED High Bay Retrofit Kit  $50 to $130 
 Induction High Bay Lamps  $30 to $65 
 Outdoor LED Wall-Mounted  $50 to $100 
 Outdoor LED Pole-Mounted  $115 to $175 
 Outdoor Lighting Controls  $10 to $80 
 Indoor Lighting Controls  $12 to $18 

In order to qualify for retrofits, lighting and control systems will be required to meet all conditions outlined in the TAME Express Program Guidebook. Requirements will include but are not limited to:

  • Product and performance certification (e.g. CSA, ULC, Energy Star, and DLC)
  • Products must be new and purchased after receiving application approval
  • Measures must be purchased and paid for by the applicant and installed at the location defined in the application.

How do I apply?
Participants will be required to submit an application for MCCAC approval prior to proceeding with a project.

All program rules, application procedures, and official rebate levels will be published upon program launch in the TAME Express Program Guidebook and the TAME Express Lighting Calculator.

Please visit http://www.mccac.ca/news for all updates about the TAME Express program launch or email contact@mccac.ca if you wish to be directly notified.