Manitoba NDP Announce New Affordable Home Energy Program

NDP Pledge to help 5,000 families switch to geothermal energy  

September 20, 2023 | Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg MB - Today, NDP candidate for St. James Adrien Sala announced that a Manitoba NDP government will save families money, reduce emissions and create jobs by helping five thousand families convert their homes to geothermal energy.  

“Geothermal energy has so many benefits, but Heather Stefanson has failed to tap into its potential,” said Adrien Sala, NDP candidate for St. James. “Our Affordable Home Energy program will save families money, grow our economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It’s time for a government that helps families make the switch to cleaner energy.” 

A Manitoba NDP government will help 5,000 families switch to geothermal heating and cooling. Through Efficiency Manitoba, families will be able to get a new geothermal system with no up-front cost and no need to find an installer. This plan will lower energy bills for families by up to 50%, on top of the NDP’s commitment to freezing monthly hydro bills. Geothermal energy has proven to be a simple, affordable and efficient home energy solution, but under the PC government, it’s been underutilized. 

By hiring local, qualified contractors to install more geothermal systems, the NDP’s energy plan will create 1,000 clean energy jobs per year across the province.