Albertans are saving money and energy.
Energy Efficiency Across Alberta
Enough energy to power 694,000 homes
Taking 727,000 cars off the road for one year
Filling 4,744 Olympic-sized swimming pools
2017 saw the energy efficiency industry get a tremendous boost with the creation of Energy Efficiency Alberta. Their initial programs generated an unprecedented level of participation from Albertans across the entire province and created the momentum needed to help Alberta realize its true energy efficiency potential. We all look forward to what's coming in the year ahead! - Wayne Morishita, Executive Director, Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance
It's been a big year for energy efficiency across Alberta.
Albertans from every community in the province responded to incentives to become more energy efficient and to install solar energy. Albertans are saving more than $3 for every $1 invested, and saving more than $330 million in energy costs*; enough energy to power 694,000 homes for one year.
Together, we're helping the environment too, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4 million tonnes*. That's like taking 727,000 cars off the road for one year. Albertans are saving $70 for every tonne of avoided greenhouse gas emissions. And there are water savings too; 12 million cubic metres to be exact. That’s enough to fill 4,744 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
By installing nearly 13 million energy-efficient products, 2,300 jobs are being created and Alberta's economy is growing by $475 million.
Big things are happening in solar energy too. Incentives to install solar drove the completion of more than 500 projects, with a total solar PV capacity of 4.8 megawatts.
The solar industry is growing, with nearly triple the number of solar installation companies now registered with the Solar Energy Society of Alberta.
And we're just getting started. . .
At Energy Efficiency Alberta, we're continuing to expand our programming to deliver even greater value to Alberta residents, businesses, industries, institutions and nonprofits.