Two Saskatchewan power companies are teaming up to expand a rebate that will replace some aging models.

SaskEnergy, in collaboration with SaskPower, is expanding its Commercial Space and Water Heating Rebate to include the replacement of rooftop units and variable speed electronically commutated motor circulating pumps.

Having been available to commercial customers since 2019, the rebate helps offset the cost of upgrading to high-efficiency equipment while reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

“The expansion of this program by SaskEnergy and SaskPower helps businesses and community organizations more efficiently heat and cool their buildings while also saving them money on their utility bills,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy and SaskPower. “The Commercial Space and Water Heating Rebate is one of the ways our government is helping Saskatchewan people, businesses and community organizations with energy affordability.”

Some types of buildings that could be eligible for equipment replacements under the rebate include shops, apartments, malls, offices, clinics, restaurants, civic buildings, community centers, buildings owned or run by non-profit organizations, barns, workshops, and farm buildings that are not used for living.

Eligible equipment must be installed by a SaskEnergy Network Member or a Technical Safety Authority of Saskatchewan Licensed Contractor.

“The alignment of SaskEnergy and SaskPower on this initiative supports commercial customers to easily access the rebate through a single-point application,” said Kevin Adair, SaskEnergy Executive Vice President, Customer Service Operations, “By expanding the eligible equipment options within the CSWHR, it gives us an opportunity to reach a larger segment of commercial customers who are upgrading their heating and cooling equipment.”

The expansion of this program will now see rooftop units and ECM circulating pumps join the list of eligible equipment that includes furnaces, boilers, water heaters, and more. Rebates are based on the type, efficiency, number of units, and size of the equipment installed.

Learn more about the rebate, including details on eligibility and how to apply, at Commercial Space and Water Heating Rebate | SaskEnergy.