Posts Categorized: Energy

Metis Nation of Alberta Climate Change Action Plan

Metis Nation of Alberta

The MNA Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) was developed following the Annual General Assembly (AGA) in 2017, where it was unanimously resolved to fully support and direct the MNA in “[…] designing and undertaking climate change initiatives and programs, including actions aimed at reducing GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions, increasing Métis involvement and awareness of climate change while creating capacity and economic opportunities for Métis citizens.” In response, the MNA ...

Calgary’s Residential Solar Calculator, a new tool demonstrating the value of solar energy in Alberta

City of Calgary

The residential solar calculator is an in-house solution to help drive solar PV adoption in Calgary. With a vision to provide the most up-to-date information to Calgary residents, The Calculator is purpose-built for Calgary and uses local data to provide the most accurate estimate of the value of solar for residents. The data is also unique to each individual home, considering roof area, shape, slope as well as present ...

Bow Valley Green Energy Cooperative, empowering community to transform Alberta’s energy

Bow Valley Green Energy Cooperative

Bow Valley Green Energy Coop (BVGEC) is a grassroots, volunteer-run organization that is facilitating the creation of community-owned renewable energy generation projects in the Bow Valley and beyond.

Their mission is to empower their community to reduce its environmental impact by pooling human and financial resources to foster the development of renewable energy projects, and to lead their community on the transition to a more sustainable future. ...

Edmonton’s Change Homes for Climate Solar Rebate Program

City of Edmonton

Launched on July 29, 2019, the Change Homes for Climate Residential Solar Program is a rebate program that lowers the cost of solar panel installations for Edmonton homeowners. As of January 2021, the program catalyzed the installation of more than 240 rooftop systems totaling over 1.8 MW of solar capacity, bringing Edmonton’s total installed solar capacity to 18.8 MW.

The program helps ensure a smooth and convenient ...

Charting the Path to a Sustainable Future: Fort Chipewyan Off-grid Solar Farm & Storage

ATCO and Three Nations Energy (3NE)

Photo: Aerial view of the Fort Chip Microgrid Project (Courtesy of 3NE).

Fort Chipewyan (Fort Chip), a remote community of 1,000 people, has traditionally relied on diesel generation for its electricity, due to not being connected to the main Alberta power grid. Every year, diesel is transported by trucks on winter roads that are only open for a six-week period. The community was outgrowing the existing diesel ...

Virtuoso Energy

To date, Virtuoso Energy (VE) has completed over 500+ renewable energy projects in solar energy, EV charging, and energy efficiency solutions. VE is proud to share that all its projects were done with no accidents to date and were always operated with the consideration of its clients, its workers, and the environment.

In 2020 and 2021, VE won the Consumer Choice Award for the category of Solar ...