Energy Efficiency Alberta is a new provincial agency that will provide programs and services to help Albertans protect their pocketbook and lower their carbon footprint.
The agency was established as part of the Climate Leadership Plan and will be funded by carbon levy revenue. Until now, Alberta was the only province or territory without consumer energy efficiency programs.
Energy efficiency is widely recognized as one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving consumers money.
Starting in early 2017, Energy Efficiency Alberta will deliver a variety of programs and services for energy efficiency and small scale renewables.
More details on these initial programs will be shared as soon as they're available.
- Free installation of residential efficiency products such as lighting elements, water fixtures and programmable thermostats in homes and multi-unit residential dwellings across Alberta.
- Rebates for efficient appliances, lighting and insulation for homes.
Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Rebate Program
Incentives for high-efficiency retrofits of lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems for businesses, non-profits and institutions.
Non-Profit Energy Efficiency Transition (NEET) Program
The NEET Program will provide funding to help non-profit and volunteer groups determine how efficient their current lighting, heating, cooling and hot water systems are. Once equipped with audit information, agencies can take advantage of the Business, Non-Profit and Institutional Rebate Program.
The newly appointed board of directors will implement the recommendations of the energy efficiency advisory panel who spent several months listening to Albertans' ideas about efficiency opportunities for families, businesses and communities.
David Dodge, Chair
David Dodge is a producer with Green Energy Futures where he has created over 150 documentaries on Canada's most inspiring clean energy leaders, projects, and policies.
He has dedicated the past decade to researching climate change, energy, and renewable energy topics for radio, newspapers, and magazines.
Prior to Green Energy Futures, David worked at the Canada Parks and Wilderness Society and Destination Conservation.
As a Communications Director at the Pembina Institute, he developed an online media strategy for clean energy issues, and helped design a multitude of reports including Greening the Grid, a landmark document demonstrating that Alberta will find great success in transitioning to clean electricity generation.
David currently serves as Co-Chair of the Energy Transition Committee for the City of Edmonton.
Vittoria Bellissimo, Vice-Chair
Vittoria Bellissimo is the Principal Energy Consultant at Westmains Consulting Ltd., a firm that specializes in electricity and provides strategic advice, analysis, and advocacy with respect to market, regulatory, and policy issues.
Since 2012, Vittoria has also acted as Executive Director of the Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA), which represents key Alberta industries including oil and gas, pipelines, petrochemicals, agriculture, and steel.
Vittoria has conducted extensive stakeholder consultations on energy sector issues in Alberta, Ontario, and Scotland.
She was a project manager with the Ontario Power Authority where she fielded national climate change consultations and delivered a number of programs and proposals to the Ministry of Energy.
In an effort to help consumers understand the multifaceted world of energy efficiency investments, Vittoria also facilitates symposiums and workshops supplemented by a monthly newsletter.
Joseph Albert Jobin
Joseph Albert Jobin began working for the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta as an Environment Manager in 2009, and has acted as Chief Operating Officer since 2011.
He has a wealth of experience in aboriginal consultation and regulatory requirement issues, and has worked with many of the First Nations in Northern Alberta on project financing, economic development, and self-reliance.
He served as Senior Advisor of Aboriginal Relations for Alberta's environment ministry in 2008, and has been Chairman of the Oteenow Employment and Training Society Board of Directors (Treaty 8) for six years.
Since 2010, Peter Love has served as President of the Energy Services Association of Canada, an organization that promotes government policies and regulatory support to implement energy efficiency, renewable energy, and infrastructure renewal projects.
Peter developed and taught courses on energy and environmental policy in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, and holds a Hall of Fame award from EnerQuality recognizing leadership in Ontario's green construction sector.
Helen A. Rice
Helen A. Rice has managed the Grande Prairie Downtown Association since 1995. She is responsible for coordinating joint marketing and infrastructure improvements for 432 businesses.
Helen has also been a Councillor for the City of Grande Prairie since 1979, where she has chaired a number of committees, and coordinated a regional recycling program that was carried out by over 30 communities.
She is currently Board Chair of the APEX Pension Plan, and serves as an Alberta Recycling Management Authority board member.
She was named one of Alberta's most influential people by Venture Magazine in 2012 and 2014, and holds a Government of Canada Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal recognizing over 30 years of impactful community service.
Kyla Sandwith is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of De Novo Inc.
As a legal operations and management consultant, Kyla works with clients to discover and implement innovative solutions to their business challenges, maximize resources, and reduce operational waste.
Prior to her time at De Novo Inc., Kyla served as Legal Counsel and Efficiency Lead at Repsol Oil and Gas Canada Inc. (formerly Talisman Energy Inc.) where her drive for efficiency and measureable results played a key role in developing and implementing innovative business solutions.
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