Community Renewable Energy

 The Government of Prince Edward Island wants to assist Island communities with sustainable community development through community-based renewable energy generation. Through building cleaner communities, we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable province, as we work towards our target of net-zero emissions by 2040.

Building on the Sustainable Communities Initiative, the Community Renewable Energy Generation Fund (CREG) will advance six to ten local, community-driven projects to generate cleaner and greener power, annually.

Who can apply?

The CREG Fund will accept applications from municipalities, Indigenous communities, and community groups (not for profit or non-government organizations, registered and non-registered) across the province.

How much funding is available?

Funding will be based on the applicant type and project type.

What kind of projects are eligible for funding?

CREG may fund community-led clean energy projects, energy demand reduction projects and energy supply projects within PEI communities. This includes investments in clean fuels and new technologies and projects that ensure the efficient and affordable use of energy.

Eligible expenditures include (but not limited to):

  • energy audits, feasibility studies, permit applications, etc.
  • expenses related to project management, up to a maximum of 15%.
  • renewable energy generation, including biomass, wind, solar, tidal/stream energy systems
  • projects that monitor energy generation or transmissions systems, identify potential opportunities for improved energy efficiency, and/or adapt energy systems to meet their potential
  • dual-fuel generators to act as a standby, emergency power source that is coupled with a renewable energy generation install.

CREG funding may be used in addition to any other federal or provincial funding, subject to rules in these other programs.

How do I apply?

Applications can be submitted anytime during the year, however only those applications submitted by the first Friday in December will be considered for the next fiscal year. Applications received after this deadline will be considered and evaluated for the following application deadline.

What information will I need to include in my application?

Applicants should indicate the issue the project will resolve, the results if no action occurs, the proposed solution, and the expected results. Submissions should clearly state how the project will achieve the expected results.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information, email

Environment, Energy and Climate Action

General Inquiries

PEI Energy Corporation
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-894-0288
Fax: 902-894-0290