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Community Generation Roadshow 2019

Visit an open house near you to learn how community generation can benefit your municipality.

Communities, organizations and individual Albertans are exploring small-scale energy generation to bring revenue, jobs, training and other economic, social and environmental benefits to their communities. Municipalities and community groups across the province have an opportunity to play a prominent role in supporting Alberta’s energy transition by developing their own renewable energy projects. These projects will enable Albertans to share in the benefits of community scale renewable energy generation

Community Generation

Community generation brings eligible community groups like municipalities, co-ops, agricultural societies, First Nations, Metis Settlements, non-profit organizations, and post-secondary institutions together to produce electricity by launching small-scale renewable energy projects such as wind, biomass, hydro, solar or geothermal.

While many Albertans already participate in micro-generation projects to provide electricity for their own use, electricity developed through community generated projects is connected to the province’s distribution system and allows communities to directly participate in energy projects through full or partial ownership of the projects.

Participation in community generation projects gives Albertans the ability to produce renewable energy and generate revenue by selling electricity to the grid.

To support local community generation projects, the Government of Alberta has committed $200 million of Climate Leadership Plan funds over 20 years to launch a new Community Generation Program.

You’re Invited

The Government of Alberta will be hosting a series of open houses across the province in January and February 2019 to provide more information and answer your questions about the Community Generation Program.

Open house participants will learn about community generation, its potential benefits, available funding avenues for projects and much more. Drop into an open house near you!

The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) will be in attendance at a number of the open houses providing information to municipal representatives on a new Community Generation Capacity Building Program and gathering feedback to inform the development of a community generation funding program for municipalities. See the table below for all open house dates, or visit the MCCAC Events page.

Community Generation Roadshow 2019 Dates
DateLocationTimeAddress
15-JanStony Plain10 AM – 1PMTown of Stony Plain – Community Centre 
5008 – 51 Avenue
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1C2
    
16-JanRed Deer3 PM – 7PMRoland Michener Rec Centre
51a St
Red Deer, AB T4N 2B3
    
21-JanEdmonton3 PM – 7PM NAIT – Productivity and Innovation Centre
10210 Princess Elizabeth Ave
Edmonton, AB T5G 0Y2
    
22-JanHigh Level3 PM – 7PMHigh Level Quality Inn
9704 97 St 
High Level, AB T0H 1Z0
    
24-JanVegreville3 PM – 7PMElks Hall 
5002 55 Ave
Vegreville, AB T9C 1K3
    
28-JanHanna3 PM – 7PMHanna Community Centre
503 – 5 Avenue West
Hanna, AB T0J 1P0
    
29-JanOkotoks10 AM – 1PMFoothills Centennial Centre
Woods Room
204 Community Way #4
Okotoks, AB T1S 2N3
    
30-JanCalgary3 PM – 7PMEEEL Building, University of Calgary
3115 32 Ave NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4H9
    
31-JanCanmore3 PM – 7PMCanmore Miners’ Union Hall 
738 7th St
Canmore, AB T1W 2C
    
4-FebLethbridge3 PM – 7PMSouthern Alberta Ethnic Association
421 5 Ave S
Lethbridge AB T1J 0Y7
    
5-FebMedicine Hat3 PM – 7PMMedicine Hat Lodge
Saamis D Ballroom
1051 Ross Glen Drive SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1B 3T8
    
7-FebFort McMurray3 PM – 7PMMcMurray Experience
9909 Franklin Ave Unit 137
Fort McMurray AB T9H 2K4
    
11-FebGrande Prairie3 PM – 7PMTeresa Sargent Hall
9839 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7
    
12-FebGrande Cache3 PM – 7PMGrande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre
9701-100 Street / PO Box 300
Grande Cache, AB T0E0Y0

Community generation supports Alberta’s target of 30 per cent renewable electricity generation by 2030 by helping Alberta transition to an electricity system that is cleaner, reliable and more sustainable.

The Community Generation Program is made possible by Alberta’s Small Scale Generation Regulation, which outlines new rules to enable small-scale and community projects, including definitions, setup and operation. These rules also help reduce regulatory and financial barriers for generators. 

More Information

For more information, visit the Community Generation Online Resource Hub at efficiencyalberta.ca/commgen or call 1-844-357-5604.