About the Community Energy Partnerships Program

The CEPP is designed to provide funding for co-operatives to develop renewable energy generation facilities. The program assists eligible applicants in paying for a portion of the costs associated with developing a renewable energy project. These costs include resource assessments, legal services, engineering designs, regulatory approvals and co-op related work.

CEPP funding is available for two streams of project development:

  1. Pre-FIT Organizational Development Stream: 80 percent of actual costs up to $20,000 for a single project, up to $30,000 for two projects and up to $40,000 for three or more projects. 
  2. Development and Approvals Stream: 50 percent of actual project costs up to a maximum of $100,000 per application for Small Projects with a FIT Contract (between 10 kilowatts and up to and including 500 kilowatts in size). An Applicant with a project greater than 500 kilowatts in size with a FIT Contract that was signed on or before December 13, 2012, may be eligible for up to $500,000 per project, less any previous CEPP funding received for the project.

For details, please see the CEPP Rules, Version 2.2.