Albertans are innovative. While the ESB Program offers over 60 technologies (ESB’s Eligible Measure List), the efficiency world is always evolving, improving, and coming up with new ideas and products. ETP offers a new pathway for Alberta businesses to propose effective, commercially viable technologies not currently supported through ESB, that could offer high return on investment. Successful proposals will receive funding to support project implementation and will help expand ERA’s understanding of the technology’s performance, market potential, and how it could be best supported in future initiatives.

Submit an Expression of Interest to demonstrate the value of your technology . We are eager to learn:

  • How the technologies reduce emissions and costs
  • How they can be applied to other facilities.

Project limit: $250,000
Parent company limit: $1,000,000


1. Get prepared

2. Register on ERIMS

  • Proposals will be submitted through ERA’s ERIMS Platform. Click on “Register” in the top right-hand corner and fill out your name, email address, and verification code. Review the Online Submission Help Guide for more information.

3. Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI)

4. EOI review

  • A team of internal and third-party experts will review the EOI for eligibility and evaluate according to the criteria stated in the Guidelines.

5. Preliminary determination

  • You will receive an email indicating the status of your proposal. If approved, you will receive a request to provide a Full Project Proposal.

6. Submit your Full Project Proposal (FPP)

  • Proposals will be submitted through ERA’s ERIMS Platform. Our Application Assist team is here to help if you have questions.

7. FPP Review

  • A committee of three to four internal and third-party experts will review the FPP and evaluate according to the criteria stated in the Guidelines.

8. FPP Decision

  • Once the FPP has been evaluated, you will receive either a notice with a Contribution Agreement or decision letter explaining why the project was not selected for funding.

9. Construction and post-project application

  • Following your fully executed Contribution Agreement and approval notice, you will have up to 12-months to complete and submit your post-project application. All projects must be completed and operational by March 31, 2023.

10. Payment and project verification

  • Post-project documentation will be submitted and approved by ERA. All projects will also require either a virtual or in-person site visit as part of the review and verification process. The site visit process is also described in the Guidelines. Once verified, payment will be initiated and completed.

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Our dedicated contact centre is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our team will work hard to get back to you within two business days. We’re happy to help you with any questions about the program or how to apply. Please let our team know that you are applying for the Expanded Technologies Pilot and as for the Application Assist team for help.

Email: ETP@esbprogram.ca | Toll-free: 844-407-0025

Local (403) number: 403-778-9467
Local (780) number: 780-306-8376
Local (587) number: 587-943-1688


Eligible Alberta businesses can reduce emissions, decrease operating costs, grow their operations and become more competitive, while creating skilled jobs and boosting economic recovery.

Email: support@esbprogram.ca | Toll-free: 844-407-0025

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Email: speed@esbprogram.ca | Toll-free: 844-407-0025

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