It was announced in a November 30th release, that SaskEnergy’s commercial customers now have another nine months—until August 31, 2022—to apply for energy efficiency rebates. According to the release, extending the deadline for the space and water heating equipment rebates is part of SaskEnergy’s commitment to a greener Saskatchewan.
“By offering rebates on high-efficiency natural gas equipment we are helping our commercial customers reduce their energy use, maximize cost savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the long term,” said Kevin Adair, who leads SaskEnergy’s Customer Service Operations.
The crown uses these rebates to encourage the use of high-efficiency natural gas furnaces and boilers, condensing and tankless water heaters, and infrared tube heaters. The rebates range from $325 for a 96% efficiency furnace replacement, to as much as $40,200 for a new 95% thermal efficiency boiler large enough to heat an office tower. The commercial rebates are available to SaskEnergy’s commercial customers exclusively through participating SaskEnergy Network Members, who will help determine eligible equipment options for each customer.
Some of the eligible buildings for the rebates include restaurants and retail stores, apartment complexes, strip malls, municipal buildings, community halls, buildings owned or operated by non-profit organizations. Dental clinics, as well as mechanical shops, barns and other non-residential farm buildings can also apply, and applications for both new and retrofit installations are eligible for the rebates.
“We’ve seen a 12-suite apartment owner utilizing the program benefit from 30 per cent in energy savings and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by nine tonnes per year,” Adair said.
Another nice part of its energy efficiency initiative, SaskEnergy also offers a residential equipment replacement rebate to residential customers looking to replace old equipment with newer, high-efficiency models.
Over the past year SaskEnergy’s energy efficiency programs have provided more than $1.8 million in rebates to help both commercial and residential customers reduce utility costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions. They know they provide critical energy for a greener Saskatchewan, and are committed to reducing emissions from operations by 35 per cent by 2030, compared to 2019 levels.
Full details are available on the different ways to save are available at saskenergy.com.