Lower energy costs. Immediate and long-term savings for your community. Improved infrastructure. Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a win-win-win-win!

Empowering Change

Last updated March 31, 2020

Since 2009, the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre has helped Alberta municipalities, non-profit organizations, and schools, implement energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

Over 25% of municipal governments in Alberta have created real savings and real change in their operations.

City, Town, Village, Summer Village, County, Municipal District – no community is too big or too small to participate. Municipalities are even working together to plan for a clean energy future.

319 organizations have participated in our programs

$49M in lifetime energy savings

From 2009 – 2020

102municipalities participated in our programs

219participants from school authorities and community related organizations

537projects have been completed with Action Centre funding

345solar and energy efficiency full time equivalent jobs

Small Changes

Make a huge difference.

Upgrading lighting, thermostats, heating and ventilation systems, installing solar PV systems, implementing weatherization measures, integrating electric vehicles into the municipal fleet, and hiring an energy manager – it all adds up to making a real difference for local Albertans.

10MW installed capacity including 27,075 solar panels

336,915tonnes CO2e lifetime greenhouse gas emissions avoided

Here’s what a municipal public works employee says about participating in our programs:

“We should see significant savings from a fuel perspective, and also from a social wellness perspective, knowing that we’re reducing emissions and that we are taking the next step, being kind of trailblazers in the area.”

Justin Brunelle, Fleet Services Acting Manager, City of Medicine Hat, Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program participant

$38+million of energy-related investments catalyzed

Knowledge is Power

We are here to support municipalities every step of the way.

Our team is here to talk to you, one-on-one, about your project and provide expert advice to help you achieve your energy efficiency, renewable energy and budget goals.

A chief administrative officer had this to say about working with us:

“Partnering with the MCCAC and the solar contractor has been a positive experience for our community. Both organizations were extremely professional and worked collaboratively to reduce the amount of time and staff resources we had to give to complete the project.”

Kurtis Pratt, CAO, Town of Raymond, Alberta Municipal Solar Program participant

We have reached municipalities across Alberta.

Visit our Projects Map to see where municipalities have implemented projects to improve energy resilience and keep energy dollars circulating in the local economy for years to come. Now is the time to take action! Changes in large and small municipalities add up to real savings and real change.

Interested in partnering with us?

Join the many Alberta municipalities that are realizing the benefits of investing in energy-saving solutions.