About the CEPP

The Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) is a grant program to support community power in Ontario. The program provides funding for co-operatives to develop renewable energy generation. The program assists eligible applicants in paying for a portion of the costs associated with developing renewable energy projects. These costs include resource assessment, legal services, engineering work, regulatory approvals and co-op related work.  


In the fall of 2009, the Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure directed the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to establish the Community Energy Partnerships Program to facilitate the participation of Ontario communities in the development of renewable energy generation facilities; in particular to assist communities in paying for some of the soft costs associated with the development of renewable energy projects.

The recent direction, issued by the Minister of Energy on August 16, 2013, directs the OPA to provide reduce the funding support for small projects.