Energy Efficiency Alberta announces Monica Curtis as CEO

Calgary – Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA) is pleased to announce that Monica Curtis was hired as its CEO. An Alberta native, Ms. Curtis brings more than 25 years of experience running energy efficiency programs to her new role.

“We are very pleased to welcome Monica Curtis to Energy Efficiency Alberta. She is the perfect candidate to help us build the best energy efficiency programs in Canada.”

David Dodge, Chair, Energy Efficiency Alberta

“We’re pleased to welcome Monica Curtis back to the province to support Energy Efficiency Alberta in fostering the development of energy efficiency services. As CEO, she will play a vital role as Alberta continues to build a greener, healthier, more sustainable future.”

Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office

Curtis will be the first employee of EEA, and will be building the team that will manage the delivery of energy efficiency and small-scale community generation programs for Alberta.

“Energy Efficiency Alberta was established to provide Alberta households and businesses with opportunities to save energy. I am truly delighted to have the opportunity to return home to Alberta to lead these important initiatives to reduce costs, lower our carbon footprint and foster development of an energy-efficiency services industry.”

Monica Curtis, CEO, Energy Efficiency Alberta

EEA programs will help Albertans save energy and reduce their energy costs. Initial EEA programs were recommended by an expert panel based on best practices across North America and will be launching shortly. The CEO will ensure those programs are delivered and will soon begin work on a second wave of programs for Albertans, businesses, not-for profits and institutions.

Monica Curtis, Minister Shannon Phillips and David Dodge at the new Energy Efficiency Alberta headquarters in Calgary

About Energy Efficiency Alberta

Energy Efficiency Alberta is an arms-length agency of the Government of Alberta. It is overseen by a Board of Directors with diverse expertise in energy efficiency, governance and community building.

The goal of the agency is to help Albertans save money by reducing energy costs and increasing energy efficiency. This in turn creates jobs and helps Alberta achieve emissions reductions as outlined in the province’s Climate Leadership Plan.

EEA will offer a series of programs designed to help Albertans use less energy. All Albertans are invited and encouraged to take part. Its first program – the Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program – is open for registrations, and others will follow shortly.

By early May, the Residential Retail Products Program and the Business, Non-profit and Institutional Energy Savings Programs will launch. The Residential and Commercial Solar Program will launch in early summer.

Monica Curtis Biography

Curtis 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 non-profit 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.

Curtis 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 MarketLiftSM.

Curtis 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. She will be coming back home to Alberta to work out of EEA’s headquarters in Calgary.

For more information contact:
David Dodge
Board Chair, Energy Efficiency Alberta