RETScreen Version 4


To empower an estimated 300,000 planners, professionals and decision-makers by 2012 to make better energy decisions as a result of the knowledge transferred and by the subsequent use of the improved decision-making tools.

Main Activities

  • Translate software into 21 languages, including most key business/government languages of REEEP priority countries: Angola & Brazil (Portuguese); China (Simplified Chinese); India (English, Hindi, Bengali &Telugu); Kazakhstan & Russia (Russian); Mexico (Spanish); and Nigeria & South Africa (English);
  • Test and debug software, including beta testing with cases from selected REEEP priority countries;
  • V4 software release, outreach and dissemination via RETScreen Website, CD-ROM, email notices and press releases, with targeted dissemination in REEEP priority countries in collaboration with REEEP.

Expected Impact

  • Development of RETScreen software for clean energy in 21 languages;
  • Provision of RETScreen software free-of-charge on RETScreen website and CD-ROM;
  • Targeted testing, outreach and dissemination of software in REEEP priority countries;
  • Increased and improved access to energy efficient technologies, awareness & capacity building, and facilitation of implementation of energy projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Programme sector: 

Energy Efficiency (EE) (Policy&Regulation)

Stage of project: 





2006 - 2008


€ 870,000 including co-funding from NRCan

Implementing agency: 

CANMET Energy Technology Centre ? Varennes

REEEP grant funded by:

United Kingdom