The Future of Energy Use in Medicine HatEngaging Individuals and Businesses in Hat Smart

Publication - Jan. 14, 2011 - By Jesse Row, Erin Welk

Since Medicine Hat's Hat Smart program began offering incentives for energy efficient upgrades and renewable energy systems in 2008, it has become one of the most successful municipally led programs in Alberta.

Medicine Hat provided rebates for energy efficient air conditioners, furances, clothes washers, energy assessments, new home construction, solar hot water systems and solar electric systems.

Hat Smart attracted very high participation rates in their programs.

This report assesses progress in the Hat Smart program and looks at options for the future of Hat Smart in Medicine Hat. 

The summary and background reports examine the energy benefits of various options. Market transformation is discussed along with the estimated level of impact of various Hat Smart II options.


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