The Canadian government has announced a $1.8 million investment in Energy Efficiency Alberta to support energy management for commercial and institutional facilities in the province aimed at cutting pollution.
Energy efficiency strengthens competitiveness, lowers costs, maximizes profits and supports the environment. Promoting and rewarding energy-efficient practices are key components of Canada’s approach to a clean energy future.
The announcement was made at the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance Summit, where the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources highlighted the Government of Canada’s commitment to energy efficiency projects that help promote Canada’s energy and climate change objectives.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this funding from Natural Resources Canada as it will enable us to extend our highly popular Strategic Energy Management Cohort programming. This move demonstrates strong support and faith in our ability to meet the unique needs of commercial, institutional and industrial organizations,” said Monica Curtis, chief executive officer, Energy Efficiency Alberta.
Energy Efficiency Alberta will use the funding to deliver strategic energy management training to 14 industrial facilities, including oil and gas facilities, to implement energy management systems.
Energy management systems help companies to track and analyze their energy use and identify the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use and save money.
On average, the participants’ facilities will see an annual five-percent reduction in energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in increased profitability and competitiveness.