Renewable and Alternative Energy Program

This program invests in projects to develop and deploy clean technologies to benefit Albertans and contribute to the province’s low-carbon economy.

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Program at a Glance

Program Status: Active
Strategic Initiative: Clean Technology
Business Area: Clean Technology
Priority Area(s): Work is focused on electrification with low or no carbon electricity production as a pathway to decarbonize the energy industry.


Program Status: Active
Alberta-based: No
Organization Type: Academic Institutions & Researchers
Multi-National Enterprise
Post-Secondary Students
Small to Medium Enterprise


Renewable and Alternative Energy focuses on grid modernization, energy storage and electricity generation to support energy development.

The future of electricity systems involves using smart, data-enabled, and digital solutions. New opportunities for generation from geothermal to nuclear help in transitioning to low-carbon electricity.

Renewable and Alternative Energy is positioned to ensure Alberta’s future electricity system is safe, reliable, sustainable, and designed for growth.

Grid Modernization

The Alberta Smart Grid Consortium chaired by Alberta Innovates is one way that we’re championing Grid Modernization in Alberta.

Energy Storage

Batteries and other non-wire solutions can be an affordable way to incorporate intermittent energy sources and provide a reliable, resilient electricity grid.

Electricity Generation

Our focus is on new types of low-emitting generation and decentralized opportunities to diversify Alberta’s electricity system. This includes Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, geothermal, solar, wind, and more.

Open Intakes

Renewable and Alternative Energy - Continuous Intake

Due date: Continuous

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Funding is open to all categories of lead applicant including technology developers, industry, industrial associations, small and medium-sized enterprises, research and development (R&D) organizations, post-secondary institutions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, government research labs, individuals and others, who are advancing technology development within a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) range of 3-7.

Applicants are not required to be based in Alberta, but must demonstrate a clear value proposition for the Province and be able to clearly demonstrate alignment to the program area priorities.

For full details of eligibility criteria, consult the Clean Resources Continuous Intake Program Guide.

Successful applicants must be legally able to execute the Investment Agreement.

How To Apply

  1. Contact a Clean Resources Project Advisor, listed below, to determine if project scope meets the requirements.
  2. Register on SmartSimple, the online application portal.
  3. Complete and submit the Intake Form on SmartSimple.
  4. Wait for your Intake Form to be reviewed to determine if the proposed proejct will be invited to submit a Detailed Proposal.

For more details on eligibility and the intake process, consult the Program Guide.

If you have determined that your project meets our criteria, please contact a Project Advisor before submitting your Intake Form.

Evaluation Process

During the review process, Alberta Innovates leverages internal staff with subject-matter and business expertise and external reviewers to evaluate applications submitted.   

Proposed projects will be evaluated against criteria in three major categories: Innovation; Execution; and Impacts.  The considerations for each criterion are detailed in the SmartSimple online application form.


Robert (Rob) Baker, P.Eng.

Director, Renewable & Alternative Energy

Open and Upcoming Intakes

Renewable and Alternative Energy - Continuous Intake

This program invests in projects to develop and deploy clean technologies to benefit Albertans and contribute to the province’s low-carbon economy.


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