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The Renewable and Alternative Energy Program supports invests in renewable and low-carbon electricity while maintaining a reliable and affordable grid system.

How the program works

The program includes three sub-programs designed to ensure Alberta’s future electricity system is safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable.

Grid Modernization

Grid Modernization includes the Alberta Smart Grid Consortium initiatives and energy storage opportunities.

Low Carbon Electricity

Low Carbon Electricity focuses on innovative clean technologies to support the transition to and use of renewables in Alberta. 

Low-Emitting Alternative Generation 

Low-Emitting Alternative Generation focuses on new types of generation and decentralized opportunities to diversify Alberta’s electricity system.

How project funding works

Most funding is provided through a combination of open competition and a continuous intake process. Contact the Program Director for more information.

Who is the program open to?

This program is open to researchers, innovators, small and medium-sized enterprises, large companies and others who are seeking funding, expertise and/or sector leadership to advance technology development from TRL 3-7.

To view final reports and project summaries associated with this program, view our Project Library.

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