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“Strengthened” Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program now available in Nova Scotia

February 27, 2024
By Anthony Capkun

Presented by:
Energy manager
Clean Technology

February 27, 2024 – The Government of Canada launched its “strengthened” Oil to Heat Pump Affordability (OHPA) program in Nova Scotia, under which low- to median-income households can apply to receive up to $30,000 in funding to cover the full cost of switching to a heat pump.

This includes up to $15,000 from the federal OHPA program and up to $15,000 from the Province of Nova Scotia, with EfficiencyOne acting as the co-delivery partner.

In addition to these increased grants, OHPA applicants will receive an upfront, one-time payment of $250 from Ottawa. This applies to all eligible applicants who heat their homes with oil and sign up for a heat pump through OHPA in a co-delivery jurisdiction going forward, as well as all those who have signed up since April 1, 2023.

Oil-heated households in other parts of Canada are able to apply for up to $10,000 in federal OHPA funding via the national portal managed by Natural Resources Canada. Ottawa says it is working with five provinces and territories to deliver new, “strengthened” OHPA co-delivery agreements.

“Making the switch to more energy-efficient heating systems does not just save energy and reduce families’ carbon footprint, it also helps Canadians save on their utility bills,” said Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

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