Community Generation Roadshow 2019

Published on January 11, 2019 by Will McGlynn

The ACCA are joining The Government of Alberta at 14 Community Generation open houses across the province in January and February 2019 to connect with new communities and encourage projects to consider the co-operative model.

 

 

Does your municipality, co-op, university or Indigenous community want to participate in developing renewable energy projects? Do you want to bring revenue, jobs, training and other economic, social and environmental benefits to your community?

Join ACCA staff members and our key community partners this next month across every part of Alberta, to connect with us and learn how the Community Generation Program can benefit your community or co-operative.

Dates and Locations:

Tuesday, Jan. 15: Stony Plain 
Stony Plain Community Centre 
5008 51 Avenue  
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Michele Aasgard)

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Red Deer 
Roland Michener Recreation Centre 
51A Street 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Seth Leon)

Monday, Jan. 21: Edmonton  
NAIT Productivity and Innovation Centre 
10210 Princess Elizabeth Avenue 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, Jan. 22: High Level 
High Level Quality Inn and Suites 
9704 97 Street 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m 
(ACCA Attending: Seth Leon)

Thursday, Jan. 24: Vegreville 
Elk’s Hall 
5002 55 Avenue 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Seth Leon)

Monday, Jan. 28: Hanna 
Hanna Community Centre 
503 5 Avenue 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Will McGlynn)

Tuesday, Jan. 29: Okotoks 
Foothills Centennial Centre 
204 Community Way #4 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Will McGlynn)

Wednesday, Jan. 30: Calgary 
University of Calgary 
Energy, Environment and Experimental Learning Building  
3115 32 Avenue NW 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Seth Leon)

Thursday, Jan. 31: Canmore 
The Canmore Miners’ Union Hall 
738 7 Street  
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Seth Leon)

Monday, Feb. 4: Lethbridge 
Lethbridge Public Library 
810 5 Avenue South 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Seth Leon)

Tuesday, Feb. 5: Medicine Hat 
Medicine Hat Lodge  
1051 Ross Glen Drive Southeast 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Seth Leon)

Thursday, Feb. 7: Fort McMurray 
McMurray Experience
9909 Franklin Ave, Unit 137 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Seth Leon)

Monday, Feb. 11: Grande Prairie 
Teresa Sargent Hall 
9839 103 Avenue 
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Michele Aasgard)

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Grande Cache 
Grande Cache Tourism and Interpretive Centre 
9701 AB-40  
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
(ACCA Attending: Michele Aasgard)

Community Generation 

Community generation brings eligible community groups like municipalities, co-ops, agricultural societies, First Nations, Metis Settlements, non-profit organizations, and post-secondary institutions together to produce electricity by launching small-scale renewable energy projects such as wind, biomass, hydro, solar or geothermal. 

While many Albertans already participate in micro-generation projects to provide electricity for their own use, electricity developed through community generated projects is connected to the province’s distribution system and allows communities to directly participate in energy projects through full or partial ownership of the projects.  

Participation in community generation projects gives Albertans the ability to produce renewable energy and generate revenue by selling electricity to the grid. 

To support local community generation projects, the Government of Alberta has committed $200 million of Climate Leadership Plan funds over 20 years to launch a new Community Generation Program. 

Community generation supports Alberta’s target of 30 per cent renewable electricity generation by 2030 by helping Alberta transition to an electricity system that is cleaner, reliable and more sustainable.  

The Community Generation Program is made possible by Alberta’s Small Scale Generation Regulation, which outlines new rules to enable small-scale and community projects, including definitions, setup and operation. These rules also help reduce regulatory and financial barriers for generators. 

More Information 

For more information, visit the Community Generation Online Resource Hub at efficiencyalberta.ca/commgen or visit us at one of the roadshows.