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Credits, Rebates

Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit Beginning after April 4, 2007, property owners who installed or are considering installing a geothermal heat pump system can receive a tax credit from the Manitoba government. The tax credit can be claimed through the income tax system either on the individual T1 income tax return or the corporate T2 income tax return. For 2009 and forward, the Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit complements any provincial grants that may be available for geothermal installations.
Manitoba Geothermal Energy Incentive Program A provincial grant for eligible new geothermal system installations is offered through the Manitoba Geothermal Energy Incentive Program.
Power Smart Home Insulation Program Offers information and rebates to homeowners who add insulation to their existing home. Eligible homeowners may receive up to 100% of the insulation cost. To qualify for the rebate, the homeowner must meet eligibility requirements and the insulation must meet Power Smart insulation requirements.
Solar Thermal Energy Systems The Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit is extended to solar thermal energy systems purchased for use in Manitoba starting in 2009. Purchasers who install specified solar heating equipment in Manitoba will qualify for a refundable 10% Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit on the eligible capital costs.

Energy Efficiency

Affordable Energy Program If you are a homeowner or a home renter with limited income we can work with you or your landlord to have energy efficiency upgrades done to the house you live in. If you are a landlord, energy-efficient upgrades can increase the value of your property and reduce the energy consumption of your tenants and help lower their energy bills.
Earth Power Loan for Solar Water Heaters Harness the sun's power and use it in a solar water heating system. Your water heater will then need less energy to reach the desired temperature for all your household hot water needs. Financing is available through Manitoba Hydro.
Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit Beginning after April 4, 2007, property owners who installed or are considering installing a geothermal heat pump system can receive a tax credit from the Manitoba government. The tax credit can be claimed through the income tax system either on the individual T1 income tax return or the corporate T2 income tax return. For 2009 and forward, the Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit complements any provincial grants that may be available for geothermal installations.
Manitoba Geothermal Energy Incentive Program A provincial grant for eligible new geothermal system installations is offered through the Manitoba Geothermal Energy Incentive Program.
Power Smart Eco Energy In-home Energy Evaluation This evaluation is a simple and effective way to find out how much energy your home uses and how you can make it more energy efficient.  To qualify, the pre-retrofit and post-retrofit evaluations must be completed.
Power Smart Home Insulation Program Offers information and rebates to homeowners who add insulation to their existing home. Eligible homeowners may receive up to 100% of the insulation cost. To qualify for the rebate, the homeowner must meet eligibility requirements and the insulation must meet Power Smart insulation requirements.
Power Smart PAYS (Pay as you Save) Financing Manitoba Hydro will finance the upfront capital cost of approved cost-effective energy and water-efficiency improvements to a consumer's home. Manitoba Hydro will recover the costs as customers pay back the financing with the savings on their bill. The interest rate would be fixed at 3.9 per cent for the first five years. Energy-saving measures that can be financed under the program include high-efficiency gas furnaces, geothermal systems, insulation, drain-water heat recovery systems and water-saving toilets.
Power Smart Residential Loan A loan program to help make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Refrigerator Retirement Program The Power Smart Refrigerator Retirement Program pays Manitoba Hydro customers $50 for a working refrigerator 15 years or older, including free in-home pick up.
Residential Earth Power Loan Assists homeowners with the cost of installing a geothermal heat pump. The loan is added to your Manitoba Hydro energy bill for payment. The monthly energy savings provided by the heat pump help offset your monthly loan payments.
Solar Thermal Energy Systems The Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit is extended to solar thermal energy systems purchased for use in Manitoba starting in 2009. Purchasers who install specified solar heating equipment in Manitoba will qualify for a refundable 10% Green Energy Equipment Tax Credit on the eligible capital costs.

Environmental Protection

Green Manitoba Green Manitoba, a special operating agency (SOA) of the Manitoba Government, serves as your access point to acquire information about provincial sustainability issues. Find out more information on recycling, waste reduction, climate change action, water conservation, sustainable transportation and education.

Financial Assistance

Disaster Financial Assistance When a widespread disaster strikes and creates an unreasonable financial burden, disaster financial assistance (DFA) may be made available for eligible costs. DFA is intended to provide financial assistance to restore property to a habitable and functional state. Assistance is generally provided to help local governments, individuals, farm, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Home Renovation Assistance

Affordable Energy Program If you are a homeowner or a home renter with limited income we can work with you or your landlord to have energy efficiency upgrades done to the house you live in. If you are a landlord, energy-efficient upgrades can increase the value of your property and reduce the energy consumption of your tenants and help lower their energy bills.
Granny suites Provincial funding for secondary suites (better known as granny suites), is available through the Provincial Secondary Suites Program. Program assistance is in the form of a forgivable loan equal to 50% of the total construction costs to a maximum of $35,000 per new secondary suite. A secondary suite is a private self-contained living space located within an existing home or on the property which has its own entrance, bathroom, bedroom(s) kitchen and living area, but may share other spaces such as storage areas, parking spaces and yard with the rest of the house.
Homeowner Renovation Assistance Program Helps homeowners with low income make major home repairs that bring a property up to a minimum level of health and safety. Repairs must relate to: structural; plumbing; fire safety; electrical or heating.
Manitoba Emergency Repair Program for Homeowners Helps qualified homeowners with low income with emergency home repair assistance. Financial assistance is available for: structural failure of any kind; major plumbing leak or failure of water supply components; failure of the main source of heat; severe damage or failure of the building exterior of your home.
Residential Adaptation for Disabilities Program Homeowners with low income and landlords with tenants who have low incomes, may apply for financial assistance to make adaptations to homes and housing units. Eligible renovations and assistance include but are not limited to: installing handrails in hallways and stairways; changes to storage areas in the kitchen; bathroom and laundry room; installing lever handles on doors, sinks and Bathtubs; installing grab bars in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom; installing wheel chair ramps; widening entryways and interior doors; changing tubs, sinks, vanities and toilets; installing lift systems in bathrooms and bedrooms; changing floor covering; moving plumbing and electrical.

Housing and Property

Building Codes Manitoba adopts the National Building Codes, Fire Codes and Plumbing Codes with some modifications and additions. The codes establish consistent minimum standards to be followed for new building construction as well as for any renovation or alternation to existing buildings for both commercial and residential projects.
Land Titles Provides a registry where ownership and interests in land (such as a mortgage or caveat) may be recorded.

Information line

Street Light Report any problems with the street lights in your area either by calling or submitting an online report.

Public Safety

Bug n Scrub A free program for eligible vulnerable persons who need help in preparing their home for bed bug treatment. Bug n scrub provides a variety of preparation services such as moving furniture, general cleaning, laundry service and reducing and removing clutter.
Building Codes Manitoba adopts the National Building Codes, Fire Codes and Plumbing Codes with some modifications and additions. The codes establish consistent minimum standards to be followed for new building construction as well as for any renovation or alternation to existing buildings for both commercial and residential projects.
Call before you dig If you are planning a project that involves digging (like building a fence) stay safe and arrange to check and mark your property for electrical and gas lines.
Disaster Financial Assistance When a widespread disaster strikes and creates an unreasonable financial burden, disaster financial assistance (DFA) may be made available for eligible costs. DFA is intended to provide financial assistance to restore property to a habitable and functional state. Assistance is generally provided to help local governments, individuals, farm, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Sales

Manitoba Hydro Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corporation and is the province's major energy utility supplying both electricity and natural gas. Customer Services can assist with energy bill questions, meter readings, payments or inspections.