Residents of Manitoba who make energy efficient upgrades to their home or business are eligible for several rebates and savings programs.
Green, environmentally conscious upgrades to old appliances, new homes, older properties, and homeowners utilizing alternative forms of energy may qualify for 2019's rebates.
Manitoba residents who may also qualify for energy rebates include low-income households, indigenous community members, new homeowners, and homeowners installing energy efficient insulation.
You may qualify for one of several Manitoba Hydro rebate or incentive programs—refer to our informative guide to find out.
Who Qualifies For Savings And Rebates From Manitoba Hydro?
New homeowners, low-income residents of Manitoba, members of the Canadian indigenous community, solar energy users, and other customers may qualify for 2019's rebates or savings program offered by Manitoba Hydro.
Programs You May Qualify For
Qualified applicants may be approved for a number or rebate, incentive, and loan programs offered by Manitoba Hydro in 2019.
These programs include, but are not limited to:
Affordable Energy Program
Low-income individuals and households may qualify for the Affordable Energy Program.
Both homeowners and renters may qualify for the Affordable Energy Program.
If you are a renter, approval by your landlord is required before being accepted into this program.
The Affordable Energy Program saves you money by offering various energy efficient upgrades and lowering your monthly utility bills.
Low-income individuals and families may qualify for the Affordable Energy Program if they:
Interested Manitoba Hydro subscribers should apply online to make an appointment with an energy advisor to arrange a home inspection.
Heat Recovery Ventilator Control Program
Manitoba homeowners may qualify for the Heat Recovery Ventilator Control Program by working with a Manitoba Hydro energy advisor to install new energy efficient HRV sensors.
A new HRV sensor will regulate your home's humidity level by turning your heat recovery ventilator on and off automatically, and easy upgrade that will reduce your monthly utility bills.
Homeowners who go a step further by installing new HRV sensors for their furnace may be eligible for a $150 rebate from Manitoba Hydro.
To qualify for this rebate, hire a contractor registered with Manitoba Hydro when installing your home's new HRV sensors.
A Manitoba Hydro contractor will submit your application information, and apply the rebate directly to your invoice.
Home Insulation Program
Manitoba homeowners ling in detached, semi-detached, or mobile homes may qualify for the Home Insulation Program.
If you are living in a qualifying home as your primary residence, on a permanent foundation with a continuous water supply that was built before 1999, you likely qualify for the Home Insulation Program.
Home Insulation Program participants receive a rebate for making energy-efficient upgrades to their home's insulation system.
Home Insulation Program participants may work with a Manitoba Hydro contractor to install energy efficient insulation or perform the upgrades themselves.
If you decide to perform upgrades to your home's insulation without the help of a contractor, you'll need to calculate the square footage, as well as take measurements of your existing insulation before submitting the Home Insulation Program Rebate application to your retailer.
Once approved for the program, you can begin to install your home's new energy efficient insulation.
To receive your rebate, you'll need to send in your original application form, a record of your expenses, and all receipts to Manitoba Hydro.
If you'd prefer, working with a contractor may simplify the process by aiding in submitting all necessary paperwork.
To cover installation costs, interested applicants may also apply for the Power Smart Residential Loan.
Power Smart For New Homeowners
New homeowners may qualify for various incentives and rebates.
If you're building a new energy efficient home, you may qualify for one of two rebates or incentive programs from Manitoba Hydro.
The Prescriptive Path: Manitoba residents who incorporate ten energy efficient upgrades into their new homes may receive incentives from Manitoba Hydro.
Homes using alternative forms of energy may also apply.
The Performance Path: Homeowners may receive energy rebates between $1,500-$12,000 by designing homes that reduce energy usage by complying with the Net Zero Energy, Passive Homes, or Net Zero Energy Ready Home programs.
Upgrades that may qualify for these energy efficiency regulations include solar panels, air source heat pumps, and super wall insulation.
To receive these incentives, your new home must be inspected by a Manitoba Hydro energy advisor, and an application must be submitted.
Once you are approved for Power Smart for new homeowners, you may begin construction of your new energy efficient home.
Power Smart For Indigenous Community Members
Indigenous community members may qualify for a sister Power Smart program that trains local businesses to install and maintain geothermal heat pump systems.
Geothermal heat pump system increases energy efficiency by working with the environment to heat your home.
To fund the installation of a geothermal pump system, homeowners may apply for the Pay As You Save Financing program.
For more information, call (204)480-5900 or 1(888)624-9376 (outside of Winnipeg).
Interested Manitoba Hydro subscribers may also email a Power Smart representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water And Energy Saver Program
The Water and Energy Saver Program may save you as much as 12 percent annually on your utility bills while helping the planet by reducing your water monthly usage.
When you join the Water and Energy Saver Program, you'll receive a free kit including energy efficient low flow showerheads, low flow faucet aerators, water heater air wraps, and other energy efficient upgrades for your home.
Manitoba homeowners who haven't yet ordered a kit for installation at their current residence are eligible for a free Water and Energy Saver kit.
To order your free kit, apply online or call 1 (877)326-3488 to schedule a free installation with Ecofitt.
Refrigerator Retirement Program
Retiring your old refrigerator can save you as much as $100 in annual energy costs annually, and earn you a $50 rebate on the spot.
To see if your refrigerator qualifies, check out eligibility requirements.
Manitoba Hydro will pick up qualifying refrigerators from eligible subscribers.
To arrange a pickup, call 1-855-5FRIDGE (1 855-537-4343).
Customer Contribution Time Payment Plan
Property owners may qualify for a $10,000 loan to relocate powerlines from overhead to underground, as well as other property upgrades that maximize safety and energy efficiency.
The Customer Contribution Time Payment plan offers a low-interest rate of 5.5 percent and $15 monthly payments for a 10-year time period.
To apply, contact your local Manitoba Hydro customer service center.
Residential Earth Power Loan
Approved Manitoba homeowners may qualify for the Residential Earth Power Loan to make various energy efficient upgrades to their home and property including:
Interested applicants must be in good financial standing with Manitoba Hydro.
The Residential Earth Power Earth Power Loan may not be combined with Power Smart financing or other loans when performing the same upgrade, and you must reside in your home year-round to qualify.
A Manitoba Hydro contractor can inform you of whether upgrades to your home or property qualify for the Residential Earth Power Loan.
Energy Finance Plan
Qualified homeowners who are considering energy efficient upgrades to their gas and electrical systems may qualify for a loan between $500-$5,000 with the Energy Finance plan.
The Energy Finance plan offers interest rates of 6.75 percent and $15 monthly payments over a five-year time period.
The Energy Finance plan may not be combined with Power Smart financing or other loans when performing the same upgrades.
Interested homeowners must be in good financial standing with Manitoba Hydro.
Energy efficient upgrades that qualify for the Energy Finance plan include:
Manitoba homeowners may also qualify for a number of other loans to make energy efficient upgrades to homes and properties.
Potential applicants interested in Power Smart PAYS financing, Power Smart Residential Loans, and other programs should visit the Manitoba Hydro website for more information.
?Home Comfort And Energy Evaluation
Performing an in-home energy evaluation can start you on your energy efficiency journey while lowering your utility bills in the long run.
An in-home energy evaluation can also help you determine which rebate and incentive programs your home may qualify for.
Best of all, you can perform the inspection yourself.
To perform a Home Comfort and Energy Evaluation, just answer an online questionnaire and submit your home's energy service and utility bills for the last 12 months for a fee of $19.99.
Once processed, you will receive a customized energy report detailing rebate and incentive program eligibility, as well as tips to make your home more energy efficient.
Who Should I Contact With Questions Regarding Any Manitoba Hydro Rebate Or Incentive Program?
If you'd like more information about any of the energy efficient rebate and incentive programs, loans, or other programs discussed in the guide, contact your local Manitoba Hydro customer service center.