Municipal Energy Manager Program

Funding Programs

 This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Municipal energy managers throughout Alberta are making real change.

Municipalities participating in this program receive 80 per cent of an energy manager’s salary (up to $80,000) and gain an energy management plan, better-performing buildings, and noticeable energy savings.

Read on to see how these energy managers in towns, villages and small cities across the province are making a big impact on Alberta’s energy needs.

The City of St. Albert is making real change.

See how the City of St. Albert’s energy manager is reducing operating costs, energy, and emissions.

“With 750 City staff spread across several sites, I knew that I had to find a way to broaden our reach to engage as many staff as possible to see the greatest success. A foundational piece of our employee engagement has been the creation of and recruitment for the Energy Management Team.”

Cassie Kupsch, Municipal Energy Specialist, City of St. Albert

The Town of Cochrane is making real change

Read about the Town of Cochrane’s Sustainability and Transit Coordinator

“Since joining the Municipal Energy Manager program, I have already implemented energy conservation measures that will result in an estimated annual energy savings of $80,344 and an annual GHG emissions reduction of 380 tonnes. These savings were achieved through the program’s initial focus on identifying and implementing low-cost/no-cost measures.”

Devin LaFleche, Sustainability and Transit Coordinator, Town of Cochrane

Case Studies

New Peak Performance

With a staff member fully dedicated to energy management, the Town of Banff has put energy efficiency at the forefront of operational planning, in line with their goal to be a global environmental leader and model of sustainable tourism.

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Low-Cost, Big Savings

Despite a very limited budget allocation, the Town of Edson’s energy manager implemented a range of cost-free measures that got the town over half-way to its emissions reduction target and saved nearly $6,300 a year.

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Something for Everyone

Implementing comprehensive conservation measures and adding solar power at Servus Credit Union Place led to significant cost savings for St. Albert’s most energy intensive municipal building.

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Reduce, Resolve, Retrofit

Needing to reduce energy use, maintenance burden and resolve HVAC control limitations, Sturgeon County’s energy manager found the ideal solution by retrofitting lighting fixtures and installing smart control technology.

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Background on the program

What is the Municipal Energy Manager Program?

The Municipal Energy Manager Program provides salary funding for Alberta municipalities to hire an energy manager. The program funds direct salaries, or wages paid to the manager for time worked on energy savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Municipalities receive up to 80 per cent of eligible expenses, capped at $80,000 per year. Full details in the Guidebook.

What do participating municipalities receive?

Municipalities that hire through this program receive a dedicated professional to manage their energy use. Their energy manager will:

  • Conduct an energy audit on the highest energy-consuming municipal building
  • Provide detailed recommendations for improvements across your building portfolio
  • Develop an energy management plan
  • Educate facility managers and council on best practices
  • Target greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 5% (some municipalities are seeing reductions of 20%!)
  • Lead energy-efficient retrofits from start to finish
Is the Municipal Energy Manager program accepting applications?

The Action Centre is not currently accepting new applications to the Municipal Energy Manager program.