STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGER PROGRAM

STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGER PROGRAM

Our Strategic Energy Manager Program is designed to support the hiring of an onsite energy manager to provide focus, expertise, and a strategic approach to energy reduction within your organization. The program is delivered over three years and provides financial incentives to offset the salary of a full-time energy manager. This program is geared towards customers with facilities that consume approximately 20 GWh of energy or more per year.

We provide ongoing coaching for your in-house energy management team and funding for Certified Energy Manager Training. Your organization will benefit from collaboration with a growing network of energy managers, as well as tracking and reporting of energy savings.

PROGRAM OFFERS

UPFRONT FUNDING

We provide up front funding to off-set the cost of hiring an energy manager. The funding is available based upon an evaluation of a participant’s savings potential. This amount would be received at the start of the program and act as a credit for future incentives. 

TRAINING

We provide money towards pre-approved training courses that will build the energy manager’s knowledge and expertise. This includes the Certified Energy Manager course, along with other opportunities identified throughout the program.

STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

We cover the cost of a professionally lead Strategic Energy Management Workshop. This workshop is designed to bring your organization together as a team, allowing you to collaborate and work towards identifying and implementing energy saving opportunities. It also serves to ensure the organization tracks progress and recognizes achievements in saving energy. Success requires buy-in from the entire organization, and the workshop is an important first step to begin this process.  

STRATEGIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT & COACHING

We support the on-site energy manager with coaching to develop your organization’s Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP). The SEMP is a formal energy reduction plan that outlines annual savings targets, potential energy-saving projects, activities in progress, and completed measures. Additional coaching throughout the program will continue to build the energy manager’s expertise. 

INCENTIVES

Bonus incentives will be added on top of our standard program incentives that participants receive. These incentives are issued at $0.05 per kWh and $0.05 per m3 saved when participants submit regular reports verifying savings, up to a maximum of $200,000 per year. These incentives are also available for a broader range of measures than what our other programs cover, including low cost and no cost maintenance projects. This rewards participants for taking additional steps to optimize their energy use. All reductions that can be verified with supporting calculations are eligible. 

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. GET IN TOUCH

    Contact us to learn more about the Strategic Energy Manager Program. We’ll work with you to determine if the program is right for your organization.

  2. HIRE OR APPOINT AN ENERGY MANAGER

    Hire an energy manager or appoint someone from within your organization. You’ll also need to appoint a corporate sponsor from your organization.

  3. PARTICIPATE IN A WORKSHOP & DEVELOP YOUR PLAN

    Our consultant will guide you and key members from your organization through a Strategic Energy Management Workshop. They’ll also help you develop a Strategic Energy Management Plan. 

  4. IMPLEMENT ENERGY-SAVING PROJECTS

    Implement the energy-saving projects you’ve identified throughout your facility and start to see savings!

  5. RECEIVE INCENTIVES

    We’ll provide you with incentives for energy-saving projects you’ve completed through our programs, as well as incentives for a broader range of measures only available to our Strategic Energy Manager Program participants.

    Learn more about the Strategic Energy Manager Program.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  • Your facility consumes approximately 20 GWh of energy per year
  • Your organization is willing to hire or appoint a full-time energy manager
  • Your facility and organization must be located in Manitoba

If you don’t use the suggested amount of energy, but you’re still interested in participating, contact us to learn about our Strategic Energy Manager Cohorts Program coming soon. One energy manager will be responsible for helping several companies reach their energy-saving goals.