Town Challenge

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 over $55,000 in the past five 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.

  1. 2016/2017 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 $55,000 in the past five years to cities and towns successful in winning our challenge.

    In 2016/2017, 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.

    takeCHARGE of Your Town application

    We are now accepting proposals. The deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m., February 24, 2017. A successful proposal will be announced Spring 2017.

    Proposal Criteria:
    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 $7,500 will be awarded.
    4. Include any additional information that will support your proposal.
    5. Proposals must indicate how funding will be used by December 31, 2017. Funding will be issued upon project completion.
    6. Proposals need to be submitted by email to townchallenge@takechargenl.ca or by mail to your utility.

takeCHARGE of Your Town
Newfoundland Power
c/o Heather Carter
P.O. 8910
St. John’s, NL A1B 3P6
709-737-5746
takeCHARGE of Your Town
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
c/o Elaine Cole
P.O. Box 12400
St. John’s, NL A1B 4K7
709-737-4648

Congratulations to the 2015/2016 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 Bay Roberts/Bay Arena
    Visitors to the Bay Arena will notice a big change this year. New LED fixtures will be lighting the ice surface. While skaters will enjoy the high quality lighting, facility operators will enjoy lower energy costs and lower maintenance costs. The old lighting system used 22 lamps at 1,000 watts each and the new one employs 45 LED fixtures at 204 watts. Annual energy savings will be over 60%.
  • Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm

    The Town of Roddickton-Bide Arm were looking to control the expenses related to their arena that is owned by the town and accessed by surrounding communities. The arena will be upgrading to energy efficient lighting over the ice surface. That will save energy, operating and maintenance costs, and improve illumination levels at the rink.