Multiple benefits of energy efficiency
Our programs help save energy and money, make homes and businesses more comfortable and efficient, and help our province consume less energy, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Improved energy efficiency can make businesses and industrial facilities more competitive by reducing operating costs, including those in our traditional oil and gas sector. Energy efficiency can also reduce the need to add new generation and invest in new transmission and distribution infrastructure. For those struggling to pay their utility bills, energy efficiency education and upgrades can help alleviate energy poverty.
A broad mandate
Our mandate includes raising awareness about energy use and promoting, designing and delivering programs related to energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small-scale energy systems in Alberta. We’re also dedicated to helping Alberta’s energy efficiency industry grow to drive economic growth, diversify our economy and create local jobs for people like engineers, electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians and solar installers.
Alberta was the last jurisdiction in North America to have an agency dedicated to energy efficiency and, during our short history, we’ve delivered incredible results for Albertans.
And we’re just getting started. Individuals, businesses, institutions, industries and communities across Alberta are ready to realize the full benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Energy efficiency is
making an Impact
$850M in economic growth
$692M being saved
through energy savings and emission reductions
of GHG avoided
$3.20 being returned
to Albertans for every $1 invested in energy efficiency