The Ministère des Transports du Québec’s program for reducing GHG emissions provides financial assistance which may help you reach your objectives.
The program can pay up to 50% of your project costs and thus reduce its amortization period.
Steps to follow:
- Fill out the application for financial assistance;
- Describe the project and quantify the amount of GHG emissions reduction (the energy audit then becomes an invaluable tool during the base period);
- Have a report drafted by an accredited ISO 14064-2 firm (Note d’information de Projet: NIP);
- Submit the project to MTQ;
- Depending on the availability of the Minister, wait 6 to 8 weeks for the signed subsidy approval;
- After the project is completed, submit invoices with proofs of payment to obtain 50% of the financial assistance;
- Take measurements (record keeping, data logging, etc.) for a period of one year while following the monitoring plan modeled after the CMVP;
- Have the accredited ISO 14064-2 firm draft a final report;
- Get the final report reviewed by another firm (different from the one that prepared the first and final reports) in order to obtain a final IS) 14064-3 accredited audit;
- Present the final audit report to the MTQ in order to receive the second 50% tranche of the financial assistance.
GHGES can keep track of the process for you.
The program ends on March 31, 2017, therefore it would be wise to request that an energy audit be performed immediately in order to identify promising projects and submit applications for them before the end of the program.
The energy audit is also eligible for the program subsidy and its cost is 50% reimbursed by the ministère. It’s the first step of your emergy efficiency program and is described in stage 2 of the MTQ program (Études et projets pilotes).