Canada earmarks nearly $1 billion for Smart Renewables & Electrification Pathways program
By Anthony Capkun
June 2, 2021 – Today, the Government of Canada launched a $964-million program to support smart renewable energy and grid modernization projects that will lower emissions by investing in clean energy technologies, like wind, solar, storage, hydro, geothermal and tidal.
“Our new Smart Renewables & Electrification Pathways [SREP] program will increase our grid’s renewable capacity and improve its reliability and resiliency,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources. “This means a cleaner, more reliable electricity supply for Canadians.”
The SREP program will support building Canada’s “low-emissions energy future and a renewable, electrified economy” through projects that focus on non-emitting, cleaner energy technologies, and modernizing electricity system operations, says Natural Resources Canada.
To help interested stakeholders find information on the SREP program, a new webpage has been launched, which includes a guide for eligible projects.
DOWNLOAD the Guide here (PDF): NRCan ENG Final – SREPs Applicant Guide_accessible_E_final