Innovative Clean Energy Fund – Now Accepting Proposals

The Province will provide a further $25 million to develop innovative, clean energy
projects in British Columbia’s rural communities through the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund.

The Province is now accepting proposals for innovative, clean energy projects in British Columbia’s rural communities. View the provincial government’s news release. (PDF – 19KB)

Eligible proposals are welcome from anywhere in British Columbia, but the projects must be situated within the Northern Development Initiative Trust Region, the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Region, and North Island-Coast Development Initiative Trust Region. In addition, all off-grid or unincorporated communities in B.C. are eligible to host ICE Fund projects.

The ICE Fund is open to applications from municipalities, regional districts, school boards, hospitals, First Nations, Not-for-profit societies, post secondary institutions, Crown corporations, public utilities and companies.

The closing date for applications is December 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time.

In July, the provincial government announced the first 15 successful applicants to receive support from the ICE Fund. Approved projects representing bio-energy, geothermal, solar and other alternative energy sources shared nearly $25 million from the Province, representing about $80 million in total investment.

This second round of ICE Fund projects will access approximately $25 million in funding to address specific B.C. energy and environmental priorities, as well as accelerating the commercialization of clean energy technologies.

Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund project priorities (PDF – 27KB) are:

  • the production of clean or renewable energy
  • the transmission of energy from producers to consumers, and
  • improving the ways energy is used in British Columbia’s communities and across all sectors of the provincial economy.

The following are eligible to apply to the Fund:

  • Local governments (municipalities and regional districts)
  • School boards
  • Hospitals
  • First Nations
  • Not-for-profit societies that are registered under the Society Act
  • Post secondary institutions
  • Crown Corporations
  • Public Utilities
  • Companies registered under the Business Corporations Act, or BC companies registered under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

Applying to the ICE Fund

Please refer to the following documents when developing a project application.

Contact the Ministry of Technology, Trade and Economic Development

Questions related to Call for Applications?

Liz Wouters
Tel: 250-387-2883
Liz.Wouters@gov.bc.ca