The takeCHARGE of Your Town initiative started in 2010 and is aimed at encouraging residents and municipalities to reduce their energy use. We have awarded $115,000 in the past nine years to cities and towns successful in winning our challenge. The takeCHARGE of Your Town initiative invites municipalities to submit proposals that will support their efforts to develop or improve energy conservation or energy efficiency projects. Projects have to demonstrate a positive effort to conserve energy that benefits the entire community.
- 2020/2021 Program Details
A key focus of the takeCHARGE program is to help raise awareness amongst residents, businesses and communities of the importance of using energy wisely and encourage more people to take action today to reduce their energy usage. We are committed to providing residents and businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador with support in their energy conservation efforts through our takeCHARGE residential and commercial rebate programs.
The takeCHARGE of Your Town initiative started in 2010 and is aimed at encouraging residents and municipalities to reduce their energy use. We have awarded $115,000 in the past nine years to cities and towns successful in winning our challenge. As it’s our 10th anniversary of the Challenge, we have increased the prize for 2020/2021 from $7,500 to $10,000!
In 2020/2021, we will once again be inviting municipalities to submit proposals that will support their efforts to develop or improve energy conservation or energy efficiency projects. Projects must demonstrate a positive effort to conserve energy that benefits the entire community. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, energy efficient upgrades to a town hall or municipal building.
We are now accepting proposals. The deadline for submission has been extended to 4:00 p.m., Friday, May 7th, 2021. A successful proposal will be announced May/June 2021.
1. Proposals should include the following:
a. a detailed description of the project;
b. the total estimated cost of the project;
c. other partners including additional project funding;
d. how the takeCHARGE of Your Town grant will be used;
e. how our employees can provide hands-on support; and,
f. overall benefit to the community.
2. Projects need to demonstrate energy conservation or energy efficiency.
3. One grant of $10,000 will be awarded upon completion of project.
4. Include any additional information that will support your proposal.
5. Proposals must indicate how funding will be used by December 31, 2021. Funding will be issued upon project completion.
6. Proposals need to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to your utility.
c/o Heather Carter
St. John’s, NL A1B 3P6
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
c/o Elaine Cole
P.O. Box 12400
St. John’s, NL A1B 4K7
Congratulations to the 2019/2020 winners of the takeCHARGE of Your Town Initiative!
Following over 30 submissions from towns across Newfoundland and Labrador, TWO winners were selected to receive a grant of $7,500.
- Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove
The Town of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove will use their $7,500 to install two dual mini-split heat pumps at the upper level of the Justina Centre which is considered the heart of the town and utilized for recreational, residential, and community activities year-round. The Centre will be more comfortable and also save the town energy and money..
- Town of Little Bay
The Town of Little Bay will use their $7,500 to upgrade the insulation levels in the town hall/office and two pump houses. The insulation upgrades will lower electricity costs, freeing up funds to be used in the operation of aging infrastructure. The town hall/office will be a warmer, more comfortable place to welcome residents.