SaskEnergy says that it's committing $750,000 in 2022 and 2023 to help its commercial customers replace older natural gas equipment with high-efficiency models.
The new SaskEnergy funding will be delivered through two programs for its commercial customers - one that provides rebates for new condensing boilers and another that provides rebates for space and water heating upgrades.
SaskEnergy’s Commercial Boiler Rebate will be encouraging the use of a high-efficiency natural gas condensing boiler to maximize energy cost savings while reducing emissions.
Meanwhile, the Commercial Space and Water Heating Rebate is set to encourage the use of high-efficiency natural gas equipment by providing rebates based on the type, efficiency, number of units, and size of the equipment installed.
The eligible equipment for that rebate includes furnaces, smaller boilers, water heaters (including condensing, tank and tankless models), infrared tube heaters, and heat recovery ventilators.
The organization says that the rebate is a change they're making so to help with affordability in the province.
“This funding is just one of the many ways our government is helping people and businesses with affordability,” Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy Don Morgan said. “Our government takes the issue of affordability, including energy affordability, seriously."
Both rebates are offered exclusively through SaskEnergy Network Members.
Starting this month, as part of this investment, SaskEnergy is also offering a new rebate to its commercial customers for the purchase and use of eligible hydronic additives for boiler systems.
“This is a significant investment by SaskEnergy as we strive to help our commercial customers reduce their end-use greenhouse gas emissions and, at the same time, save money on their heating bills,” said Kevin Adair, who leads SaskEnergy’s Customer Service Operations.
Once the additive has been utilized, customers can submit their rebate application online at saskenergy.com.
For more information about any of SaskEnergy’s rebates, including eligibility, visit its website.