Municipal Energy Manager Program

Funding Programs


New funding for Municipal Energy Managers to find cost and energy savings, educate staff, and reduce emissions. 

Round Two of the Municipal Energy Manager Program will provide funding to offset an energy manager’s salary. The energy manager will work for a municipality to develop an energy management plan, implement energy saving opportunities and realize energy savings.

This program is anticipated to open in Spring 2024. Stay up to date on program launch timelines by signing up for the MCCAC newsletter.

Learn how municipal energy managers throughout Alberta are making real change.

From 2019 to 2023, the Action Centre administered Round One of the Municipal Energy Manager program. Municipalities participating in this round of the program received funding to supplement an energy manager’s salary. During this period, 26 energy managers supported 37 communities influencing over $2-million in annual energy savings.

Read on to learn how energy managers funded during round one made a big impact on reducing energy needs in local communities.

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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Is the Municipal Energy Manager program accepting applications?

The Action Centre is not currently accepting new applications to the Municipal Energy Manager program. Round Two of the Municipal Energy Manager program will open in Spring 2024.