Save Big with Custom Solutions

With the help of the takeCHARGE team, Purity Factories upgraded their lighting to LED and received $4,840 in rebates through the Business Efficiency Program. Now they are saving $575 in energy costs every month. We can help your business too!

With an average rebate of $5,000 and a maximum rebate of $50,000*, we can really help with those project costs.

*Must meet eligibility requirements. takeCHARGE will rebate $0.10/kWh of your first year energy savings up to a maximum of $50,000. Demand savings may also qualify.

Why Make the Investment?

The Business Efficiency Program offers you so many benefits.

  • We can help you identify energy-efficient improvements to your business
  • You’ll get money back with rebates on upgrades to your heating and cooling, refrigeration, lighting, and more.
  • Energy-efficient facilities reduce your electricity use, which helps your bottom line every month. (Not to mention the money you’ll save on maintenance!)
  • Your employees and customers enjoy the comfort that comes from better lighting and improved heating or cooling systems.

Click on the examples below to see how energy-efficient solutions can be customized for your particular kind of business, like an office, warehouse, fish plant or retail store. If these examples don’t reflect your type of business, no worries! We’ve got energy-efficient solutions for all kinds of businesses, big and small. Contact us to find out.


  • industry : Office Building
  • custom project : Passive heat recovery, air to water heat pumps, remote energy management control system.
  • Annual energy savings : 415,700 kWh
  • takeCHARGE Incentive : $34,200
  • payback : 6.9 years

Atlantic Grocery Distributors Limited, Bay roberts

  • industry : Warehouse
  • custom project : LED lighting upgrade throughout warehouse.
  • Annual energy savings : 413,000 kWh
  • takeCHARGE Incentive : $42,400
  • payback : 4.1 years


  • industry : Fish Plant
  • custom project : Installed a variable speed pump for energy-efficient high pressure cleaning of structure and equipment.
  • Annual energy savings : Actual: 9,923 kWh
  • takeCHARGE Incentive : $4,195.39
  • payback : 6 years

Cohen’s, grand falls-windsor

  • industry : Retail Store
  • custom project : Retrofitted building with LED lighting.
  • Annual energy savings : 158,100 kWh
  • takeCHARGE Incentive : $16,750
  • payback : 4.4 years

How to Get Your Rebate


Energy Assessment

An energy assessment of your commercial facility will be conducted by a takeCHARGE energy expert. This high-level assessment is fully funded by takeCHARGE. After the visit you will be provided with a prioritized list of recommended projects designed to reduce your energy use. Some of the recommendations may warrant further evaluation.

Depending on the complexity of the project an energy audit or feasibility study may be required. takeCHARGE funding may also be available to help with these costs.


Project Proposal

Your takeCHARGE contact will provide a project proposal form for you to complete to capture the details of your project. Once completed the form must be returned to takeCHARGE.


Project Development Agreement

If the proposal is approved, takeCHARGE will provide a project development agreement. This agreement outlines project deliverables, expected energy savings, incentives and the obligations of both parties.

The agreement must be signed and returned to your takeCHARGE contact. You can now start your energy efficiency upgrade as outlined in the project development agreement.


Project Close-Out, Measurement and Verification (M&V)

After the project has been successfully implemented, project close out, measurement and verification is required. This involves quantifying energy savings and determining the final value of incentives to be paid. If energy savings are less than 85% of the estimate provided in the project proposal, there will be reductions to the incentive as detailed in the project development agreement. Once savings are measured and verified, final incentives will be paid and the project considered complete. However, the project must stay in service and deliver energy savings for a minimum of five years.

Energy Audit

Depending on the nature of the recommendations, a formal facility energy audit may be required. If so, it must be conducted by a professional energy auditor that is qualified to identify typical energy saving projects. At the end of the audit, the customer and takeCHARGE will be provided with a detailed list of projects with initial economic analysis that identify potential energy and demand savings for the customer. takeCHARGE may fund 50% of the cost of the audit, to a maximum of $3,000.* A funding application must be pre-approved by takeCHARGE to get funding support.

*These totals are subject to change based on size of customer and potential savings.

Feasibility Study

With complex or large scale projects, a feasibility study may be required. A funding application must be pre-approved by takeCHARGE to get funding support. The feasibility study application must include a general description of the project, including estimated implementation costs and potential energy and demand savings, an estimate of the feasibility study costs, the qualifications of the selected consultant and other information as requested by takeCHARGE to evaluate the application.

Approved applications may receive 75% of the eligible costs of the feasibility study up to a maximum of $5,000.* Customers are encouraged to seek other sources of funding.

However, they must maintain a minimum 25% stake in the study. When the feasibility study is complete, the final report would be issued to both the customer and takeCHARGE.

If a study has been completed prior to applying to the Business Efficiency Program, it will be at the discretion of takeCHARGE whether it is sufficient to enable the customer to avail of the custom program. While existing studies may be deemed acceptable, there will be no reimbursement to the customer for costs incurred for earlier work.

*These totals are subject to change based on size of customer and potential savings.

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