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September 27, 2023

Efficiency Manitoba: Community Rink Lighting Initiative

Funding Opportunities

Eco-West Canada is supporting Efficiency Manitoba’s newly launched Community Rink Lighting Initiative, which opened on September 1. This initiative provides funding for energy efficient lighting upgrades.

This new limited-time initiative aims to help communities reduce their energy bills and operating costs.

  • Both municipalities and privately run rinks are eligible for funding.
  • Up to $2 million in funding will be provided to fund the initiative.
  • Eligible projects will receive up to 100% of reasonable lighting equipment and associated labour costs.
  • The initiative will run from September 1 to December 1, 2023.
  • Submissions will be reviewed and funding will be allocated to a variety of projects with the intent of supporting urban, rural, remote, and First Nation communities throughout Manitoba.
  • Approved projects will be administered through the Business Lighting Program with enhanced incentives from this initiative.
  1. The building is used in a commercial capacity and has an indoor ice surface.
  2. The proposed lighting equipment meets the Business Lighting Program product requirements.
  3. The Expression of Interest is submitted between September 1 to December 1, 2023
  4. A material and labour quote is provided with the Expression of Interest.
  5. The project must be approved prior to material purchase and installation.