In May 2016, the provincial government confirmed $648 million in funding over the next five years for a new agency, Energy Efficiency Alberta (EEA). The EEA’s mandate is to raise awareness for energy efficiency, promote, design and deliver programs to help Albertans save money.
FortisAlberta supports the benefits that energy efficiency and community energy systems can provide to all Albertans. We believe that electricity distribution companies like ours play an important role in the future delivery of programming and initiatives and we are fully supportive of the government’s energy efficiency programs.
Additionally, the Government of Alberta has introduced several other programs to educate individuals and organizations about energy efficiency and to help them become more energy efficient:
At FortisAlberta, we continue to educate our customers about how to save energy through the resources and the tools we provide including My Account, Save Energy Tips, infographics and our new Energy Hog video series.
We also strive to help our customers save money through the Save Energy initiatives and contests we run annually such as the FortisAlberta Earth Hour Challenge, where municipalities can enter to win a number of grants to create and/or enhance efficiencies in their communities. We continue to partner with Home Hardware to distribute energy saving items to customers at more than 60 locations each year. Additionally, we offer Save Energy grants to municipalities to further assist with energy efficiency initiatives in their communities and provide opportunities for customers to win energy efficiency items via social media.
Helping our customers save energy and money is important to us!