The Renewable Electricity Act outlines Alberta’s commitment to increasing the amount of green energy produced in the province, including a legislated target of 30% renewable electricity by 2030. Renewable energy comes from naturally occurring and sustainable sources, such as geothermal, hydro, solar, sustainable biomass, and wind.

Tracking Progress

In February 2019, the Minister of Energy established the following interim targets by Ministerial Order as required under the Renewable Electricity Act:

  • 15% by 2022
  • 20% by 2025
  • 26% by 2028

These targets were developed with consideration of the Alberta Electric System Operator’s long-term outlook for the electricity system, timing of new projects coming online and market events such as the phasing out of coal, coal-to-gas conversions, new infrastructure, and advances in technology.

Alberta reached its first interim target with renewable providing about 15% of the province’s electricity in 2022.


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