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 $155,000 in the past 11 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.
- 2022/2023 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 $155,000 in the past 11 years to cities and towns successful in winning our challenge.
In 2022/2023, 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 is 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 14th, 2022. A successful proposal will be announced in Spring 2023.
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, 2023. 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 2021/2022 winners of the takeCHARGE of Your Town Initiative!
Following over 60 submissions from towns across Newfoundland and Labrador, TWO winners were selected to receive a grant of $10,000.
- Town of Irishtown-Summerside
The Town of Irishtown-Summerside will use their grant to replace the remaining fluorescent lighting in their municipal buildings including the fire hall and municipal office with energy efficient LED lighting. Additionally, they will be converting the existing parking lot and outdoor security lighting to LED lighting as well. This project will save the town money, while providing better quality lighting for all of the residents that use these municipal buildings.
- The GNP Community Place Corporation in partnership with the Town of Port aux Choix
The GNP Community Place Corporation will use their grant to purchase and install heat pumps and insulation in the GNP Community Place. This community heritage building located in Port aux Choix provides an accessible place for people all over the Great Northern Peninsula and includes a community kitchen, café and meeting room, fitness centre, and flexible office and treatment rooms for researchers, professionals and health practitioners that visit the area.