Alberta Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative
Indigenous communities have shown real leadership in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects in Alberta, but getting projects off the ground can be difficult. It’s often hard to know even where to start.
To simplify the process, we’ve teamed up with key partners to create the Alberta Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (AICEI). AICEI helps First Nations and Métis communities get the most out of their investments in clean energy projects.
We’re open to discussions at any stage. Depending on where your project is at, we can help you:
- identify your community’s priorities;
- explore potential opportunities and partnerships;
- develop your capacity to lead clean energy projects;
- see your projects through to completion;
- provide funding to support your project;
- identify other funding sources that are a better fit.
We also regularly host webinars, so even if you just want to learn a bit more about clean energy, just let us know and we’ll be sure to let you know whenever they occur.
The AICEI is funded through the Strategic Partnerships Initiative, led by Indigenous Services Canada.
Example project types
The AICEI can support renewable energy generation or energy efficiency projects that are led by, or for the benefit of, First Nation and Métis communities in Alberta. These include:
Renewable energy generation
- Energy storage
Energy efficiency improvement
- Building upgrades and retrofits
- Efficiency measures such as lighting and appliances
- Energy audits
The initiative helps communities build capacity and develop projects.
- Workshops, events and networking
- Clean energy champion development
- Skill development and training
Project development supports
- Community energy planning
- Feasibility and diagnostic studies
- Environmental evaluations and permitting
- Market assessments
- Business and financial project planning
- Project design
Who can apply
- First Nations, Métis Settlements, Métis and non-status Indigenous communities
- Indigenous community-owned businesses and development corporations
- Tribal Councils, Treaty Organizations, Métis Settlements General Council, Métis Nation of Alberta, or similar Indigenous community-driven organizations
- Not-for-profit organizations that have Indigenous clean energy, economic development, or a related focus within their mandates
Get in touch
Interested in discussing your ideas? We always start things off with a conversation so there’s no need to fill out any forms. Simply contact us by email to share more about your community’s vision, idea or project, or to just be notified of our next webinar. Our program team is looking forward to hearing from you.
Our partners include:
- Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE)
- Alberta Indigenous Relations
- Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC)
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