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[Alberta] Municipal Energy Manager Program (March 2026 or earlier if funding is fully allocated)

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The Municipal Energy Manager Program (MEM) offers staffing grants to municipalities in Alberta to offset the salary of an energy manager. The energy manager will work for a municipality to: develop an energy management plan, implement energy saving opportunities and realize energy savings. Additional funding is also available to support the implementation of energy management initiatives.

Through the program, a municipal energy manager will:

  • Conduct an energy audit on the highest energy-consuming municipal building,
  • Develop an energy management plan,
  • Educate facility managers on best practices,
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and
  • Lead energy-efficient retrofits from start to finish.


The MCCAC will provide funding to successful municipalities for:

Year One

  • 80% of MEM salary up to a maximum of $80,000 per year.
  • Up to $20,000 in rebates to support implementation of energy management initiatives.

Year Two

  • 40% of MEM salary up to a maximum of $40,000 per year.
  • Up to $40,000 in rebates to support implementation of energy management initiatives.

Year Two funding is contingent on the municipality meeting Year One program requirements.  


First review the Municipal Energy Manager Guidebook to get to know the program and understand eligibility criteria.

Then submit an Expression of Interest, to indicate your municipality’s interest in participating in the program. For assistance with the form, please email contact@mccac.ca.

Eligible municipalities will be invited to submit an application for funding. Applications will be accepted until March 2026 or earlier if funding is fully allocated.

This program is administered by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and funded by the Government of Alberta.

From 2019 to 2023, the Action Centre administered Round One of the Municipal Energy Manager program. During this period, 26 energy managers supported 37 communities and collectively influenced over $2-million in annual energy savings.

Read on to learn how the energy managers funded during round one made a big impact on reducing energy needs in communities.


  • Funder

    Government of Alberta

  • Start Date

    Mar 01, 2024

  • End Date


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