Introducing Energy Efficiency Alberta
We know that being more efficient with the way we consume energy is one of the most effective ways to lower our carbon footprint. And by doing it through technology, we can make sure that our quality of life stays exactly the same, while Alberta benefits.
That’s what Energy Efficiency Alberta—the new Government of Alberta agency dedicated to helping the province save energy—is all about: our mandate is to raise awareness among energy consumers of energy use and the associated economic and environmental consequences; promote, design and deliver programs and carry out other activities related to energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small scale energy systems in Alberta, and; promote the development of an energy efficiency services industry in Alberta.
Our programs are designed to make it so easy to conserve energy, you’d have to wonder who wouldn’t take advantage. There isn’t a downside: you save money on your utility bills, your home or business gets technological upgrades to make it more comfortable and efficient, and our province consumes less energy. We all win.
Interested in the details of GHG abatement, program budget and program design? Download the Alberta Program Design: Phase 2 Final Report Executive Summary
The mandate of Energy Efficiency Alberta is:
- To raise awareness among energy consumers of energy use and the associated economic and environmental consequences.
- To promote, design and deliver programs and carry out other activities related to energy efficiency, energy conservation and the development of micro-generation and small scale energy systems in Alberta.
- To promote the development of an energy efficiency services industry.
Monica Curtis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Alberta in March 2017. As CEO, she is charged with leading the design and implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and small scale renewable energy programs and services that help Alberta residents and businesses save money and increase comfort and productivity; and that foster development of an energy efficiency services industry in Alberta.
Monica has designed, delivered, marketed, and measured energy efficiency programs since 1991. Her career in energy efficiency began with Edmonton Power (currently EPCOR) and SaskPower. Most recently, she served as the Executive Vice President Strategic Development and Energy Finance Solutions with WECC, a mission based nonprofit based in Madison, Wisconsin. WECC delivers energy efficiency and efficiency finance programs and residential building science training for electric and natural gas utilities, and state and local governments across the United States of America.
Monica has championed cutting-edge programs ranging from energy advocate services and manufactured homes programs, to on-bill recovery for energy efficiency financing, and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. She has also led numerous energy-saving pilot programs to test new technologies and program designs, including utility demand response through smart thermostats, program marketing based on geo-targeting, and retail MarketLift℠.
Monica holds a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University in Alberta and a Bachelor of Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba. She prides herself on raising “two great kids” with her husband.
Energy Efficiency Alberta is headed by a diverse board with expertise in energy efficiency, governance and community building.
- David Dodge – Chair
- Vittoria Bellissimo – Vice-Chair
- Kyla Sandwith – Secretary
- Joseph Albert Jobin
- Peter Love
- Helen A. Rice