Alberta Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative

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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:

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:

Clean energy generation

Renewable energy generation

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Hydropower
  • Energy storage
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass
  • Hydrogen
Energy efficiency improvement

Energy efficiency improvement

  • Building upgrades and retrofits
  • Efficiency measures such as lighting and appliances
  • Energy audits
Capacity building

Capacity building


The initiative helps communities build capacity and develop projects.

  • Workshops, events and networking
  • Clean energy champion development
  • Skill development and training
  • Pathfinding
Project development supports

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

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:

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