Municipal Energy Manager Program

Funding Programs

Hire an energy manager to develop an energy management plan, find cost-saving and energy-saving opportunities, and lead renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

How to participate

Municipalities in Alberta, with less than 150,000 residents, can apply to hire an energy manager.

An energy manager will:

  • build a customized energy management plan,
  • conduct an energy audit on the highest energy-consuming municipal building.
  • lead cost, energy and emissions-reducing projects, and
  • achieve a 5% GHG reductions.

Tip: Read our blog post that explains how energy management works.

Collaborate with other municipalities

We encourage small municipalities to partner with their neighbouring municipalities to share a energy manager.

One municipality in the partnership must lead submitting the application, signing the Funding Agreement, and receiving payment on behalf of the partnership.

Tip: Hire someone from inside or outside your organization to be an energy manager.


Applicants get FREE access to technical advice, energy manager training and coaching, energy management tools and templates, sample job descriptions, skills and behaviours checklist and salary funding.


MEM Term


Year 1

80% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $80,000 per year

Year 2*

80% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $80,000 per year

*Year 2 is optional and contingent on meeting minimum Year 1 requirements.

Tip: Download the Skills and Behaviours Checklist to know what to look for in a candidate.

Get started

  1. Read the Guidebook and download the resources
  2. Submit an Expression of Interest as the first non-committal step
  3. Once contacted by the Action Centre, complete the Application

Need a little boost to convince your council to hire a municipal energy manager? Contact our staff, register for an upcoming webinar or download the presentation.

80 % of salary costs covered for 2 years

12ALBERTA municipalities participating

11ENERGY managers approved

See how other municipalities are hiring energy expertise to manage their energy.

Save money. Save the planet—it’s a win-win

If this program sounds right for your community apply now and start making a difference today!