About the ACEP
What is the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan?
The Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program supports Indigenous communities in the development of comprehensive, long-term energy plans.
A Community Energy Plan helps to improve energy efficiency and reduce electricity consumption at the community level. It also helps communities consider opportunities for renewable energy solutions, and can promote a greater interest, awareness and understanding about energy planning.
Funding is available:
- for up to $90,000 to create a new community energy plan
- for up to $25,000 to update an existing plan
- for remote communities, an additional $5,000 for both streams.
Funding covers expenses directly related to the project that are considered reasonable necessary to complete the work, activities, and deliverables associated with the development or updating of a Community Energy Plan outlined in an approved proposal.
104 First Nation communities have participated in the process.
See some Frequently Asked Questions about the ACEP Program.