Funding sources for REALice

There is funding available for the REALice Technology across Canada

Please make sure to check with your local key account representative for gas and electricity and with your provincial government for any additional funding sources.


Funding sources for Alberta

Businesses and Not-for-Profits: Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program


Indigenous Communities:

The Alberta Indigenous Community Energy Program (AICEP) provides tools and funding to help Indigenous communities and organizations understand how energy is used in their buildings and identify opportunities to save energy and financial resources.

AICEP provides funding for detailed energy assessments for Indigenous community-owned buildings (arenas and curling rinks are eligible).


A detailed energy assessment can identify the efficiency of existing buildings, identify energy and cost savings, and help to maintain & improve performance and operations.



  • Located in Alberta;
  • First Nation communities, Metis Nation of Alberta Metis Settlements, and the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation and Indigenous organizations, including Friendship Centres, Tribal Councils and Indigenous community-owned businesses;
  • Applicants must be in compliance with the terms and conditions of any previous Indigenous Relations funding.


Have questions about the program, services or the grant application process? 


British Columbia

Funding sources for British Columbia


FortisBC prescriptive incentive program is coming soon!


FortisBC Commercial Electric Customers: 
Funding is also available for FortisBC commercial electric customers – see an overview what you need to know.
Simply contact your FortisBC electricity technical advisor to find out more.



FortisBC conducted the large scale pilot with REALice in 2014 and had included the technology in their custom incentive program.


Indigenous communities:

The Province of British Columbia’s Community Energy Leadership Program was established to support local government and First Nations investments in energy efficiency and clean energy projects.


Program Goals & Benefits:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Increase energy efficiency;
  • Stimulate economic activity in the clean energy sector;
  • Support vibrant and resilient communities;

Have questions about the program? 



Funding sources for Ontario


If you are an Enbridge Gas customer:
Call Enbridge at 1-866-844-9994 or email them at for more information on their incentive offer.


If you are a Union Gas customer:
Contact your key account representative. Prescriptive program with incentive paid out at $1,500.- per ice pad


Save on Energy program (Hydro):
Qualifying customers can earn incentives up to 10¢ per kWh save up to 50% of project cost. Important, project must be pre-approved prior to ordering the equipment.  Click here to learn more


Funding sources for Saskatchewan

Incentives may be available when electric savings from a combined energy retrofit can take off 15% of your baseline.

REALice enables 10%-12% and combined with an other upgrade (i.e. variable speed drives, LED lightning upgrade…) you may qualify for incentives from SaskPower.

Contact your SaskPower representative.

Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nunavut, Yukon, North West Territories

Contact your local utility provider to see what they are offering in incentives when you make the switch to using unheated water for your ice resurfacing.

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