Policy on Accreditation (Certification) & Decertification
Training Information Update
The Manitoba geothermal industry sector is a dynamic and growing industry. This is reflected in provincial government incentives and Manitoba Hydro’s Earth Energy Program. Both those programs offer some incentive to consumers to either retrofit to geothermal or to consider installation of geothermal in new structures.
The MGEA Board of Directors is charged with the mandate of improving geothermal installation requirements in the Province of Manitoba to minimize deficiencies in install heat pumps and to ensure optimum energy efficiency and to facilitate industry strategies that lead to better consumer protection. The MGEA strongly promotes the need for qualified installers in Manitoba and Canada.
At present, in order to qualify for provincial government incentives, earth energy systems geothermal, ground or water source heat pumps must meet the following standards:
- CAN/CSA-C448 Design and Installation of Earth Energy Systems and
- CAN/CSA-C13256-1-01 Water Source Heat Pumps – Testing and Rating for Performance – Part 1: Water-to-Air and Brine-to-Air Heat Pumps; or
- CAN/CSA-C13256-2-01 Water Source Heat Pumps – Testing and Rating for Performance – Part 2: Water-to-Water and Brine-to-Water Heat Pumps