Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP)

On October 23, 2023, the Clean Energy Improvement Program Tax Bylaw 29-23 was brought forward for a public hearing where it was approved by the Mayor and Council. This Bylaw allows the Town to offer a Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) and provides guidelines for how the program should operate in Okotoks. The program is made possible through financing and a grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and will launch in early 2024. Find more information about CEIP Terms and pre-qualifications or contact our Environment & Sustainability Team to learn more. 

This voluntary program will allow residential property owners to apply for and obtain low interest loans from the Town of Okotoks to complete energy efficiency renovations. Only the property owners who choose to participate in CEIP would see an increase on their annual property tax bill, based on improvements made to their property. These increases will be noted on your annual tax bill until your CEIP financing has been repaid. If you do not participate in the program, it will not impact your property taxes. Energy efficiency renovations include: 

  • High Efficiency Furnace Triple Pane Windows 
  • Solar PV
  • Combined Heat and Power 
  • Increased Insulation 
  • Tankless Water Heater
  • other renovations as approved.

how CEIP works

Find more information on the Clean Energy Improvement Program at the link below. 

CEIP Question & Answer

The Clean Energy Improvement Program will launch in Okotoks in early 2024. Information on how residents of Okotoks can apply will be coming soon. 

CEIP projects are supported by CEIP Alberta. For information on CEIP Alberta and how they support municipalities, visit

CEIP projects must be a minimum of $3000 to qualify for the program and a maximum of $50,000, and must complete an NRCAN Energy Audit pre and post project. 

Residents interested in CEIP can prepare by applying for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which provides funding for NRCAN Energy Audits. The grant also provides $5000 towards Energy Efficiency Projects, so if residents have a smaller project, this grant may cover 100% of costs. 

For more information on the Canada Greener Homes grant, click here.

The Town is eager for local Contractors to get involved in CEIP. CEIP Alberta will be compiling a list of approved contractors, familiar with the CEIP application process, and training sessions will be available to help local contractors sign up for this. Electricians, solar installers, renovation contractors, plumbers, and appliance installers will all be needed to provide energy efficient retrofits. Additionally, all applicants will require an NRCan Energy Audit, so Energy Auditors will also be needed. 

If you are interested in becoming an NRCan Energy Advisor, more information is available on the NRCan Greener Homes website.

If your company is interested in becoming an approved contractor, you can contact the Alberta CEIP program at

Upcoming Information Sessions: 
Introducing the Clean Energy Improvement Program in Okotoks Online Information Session - Starting in 2024, property owners can access affordable, convenient financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the program including:  

  • details of eligible properties
  • incentives 
  • interest rates
  • local business license requirements 
  • becoming a CEIP qualified contractor 

Register to attend this event at one of the below times: 

Last Updated: November 29, 2023