PEI Government Energy Rebate

The 2018 Budget Address announced the following program:

“A large part of our efforts will be to engage Islanders directly in reducing carbon emissions and working to make electricity cheaper. Significantly, we are in this plan committing to providing Islanders with a Clean Energy Price Incentive and will rebate the provincial portion of HST on the first block of residential electricity, as well as on lower emitting heat sources, including firewood, pellets and propane. This is a direct savings of $120 per household each year and provides a clear pricing signal for cleaner energy.”

What is the value of the rebate?

The Province will provide a rebate equivalent to the provincial portion of the HST (10%) on eligible purchases.  

How do I get the rebate?

In most cases it will be automatically deducted from your electricity, propane or wood fuel bill. In a few cases you will have to submit a rebate form and your invoice. The rebate forms will be available by July 1, 2018.

Which energy purchases are eligible? 

The following energy products will be eligible for provincial rebates:

  • Electricity – rebate will apply to the first block (2,000 kWh per month) on residential bills.  This will be effective on bills starting July 16.
  • Propane – rebate will apply on purchases for residential home heating.  The plan is to have this applied to propane bills starting July 1.

  • Wood Pellets – rebate will apply on pellets used for space heating.  The plan is have this applied at the retailer starting July 1.

  • Firewood – rebate will apply on purchases of one cord or more used for space heating. The rebate will be effective May 14 and consumers will be able to apply for the rebate if their supplier is not part of the program.

  • Wood Chips – purchases for residential heating will be eligible for a rebate by submitting an application.

Where possible, the rebate will be provided at the retail level and the Province will reimburse the supplier for 10% of sales subject to HST.

A form will also be available for individual purchasers who provide an original receipt showing that HST was paid, but the rebate not applied.  Rebate application will be accepted for rebates greater than $50 or once per year.

How can I find out more? 

For more information, please contact:

George W. Mason
Communities, Land and Environment

Danny Jenkins
Communities, Land and Environment

Program Description is as of May 11, 2018 and may be subject to change. 

Published date: 
May 11, 2018
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