Your building eligibility and customer classification determine your eligibility for Commercial Geothermal Program incentives.
Commercial buildings are eligible for incentives if installation of a geothermal heat pump will produce predictable and sustainable electrical savings. These buildings would be classified as an "electric base case" for base load space heating.
An example of an "electric base case" is a building retrofit from electric heating (electric furnace or baseboards). In this instance, installing a geothermal heat pump will reduce the building’s electricity consumption. However, a building that retrofits from a natural gas heating system is not eligible for incentives, as electrical consumption for space heating will be increased.
|Building type||Current primary space heating fuel||Feasibility study assistance eligibility||System Installation Incentive eligibility|
|New Construction||Not applicable||New construction projects may be eligible for feasibility study assistance and a System Installation Incentive through the New Buildings Program.|
|Fuel oil and propane||Yes||To be determined by feasibility study|
* Electric sector customers do not require a Feasibility Study, as they pre-qualify for a System Installation Incentive. Electric sector customers that wish to perform a Feasibility Study may do so and receive Feasibility Study assistance.
For customers with existing buildings that use heating fuels other than natural gas use the following criteria to determine customer classification:
|Overview of customer classification|
|Customer sector||Feasibility study required|
|Fuel oil and propane sector||Recommended but not required|