Northern REACHE Program

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About the program

The Northern Responsible Energy Approach for Community Heat and Electricity program, also called the Northern REACHE program, funds renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and related capacity building and planning in:

The program objective is to reduce Northern communities' reliance on diesel for heating and electricity by increasing the use of local renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. This will result in environmental, social and economic benefits to support developing healthier, more sustainable Northern communities.

Eligible projects will focus on proven technologies such as:

Priority is given to projects that:

The program works closely with regional stakeholders to identify, prioritize and fund projects.

Budget 2016 announced, starting in 2016-2017:

Budget 2017 announced, starting in 2018-2019:

Who can apply?


There is no deadline to apply. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

How to apply?

Consult the guide for applicants, then contact the program by email at or by phone via the Public Enquiries Contact Centre at 1-800-567-9604.

Previously selected projects

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