Energy Futures Roadshow

Working collaboratively to forge pathways for community resilience and energy innovation in Alberta.

Community leaders in Alberta are exploring how their communities can participate in the energy transition. Across the province they are hearing about hydrogen, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), geothermal, battery materials, and other emerging industries. As Alberta evolves its energy mix, every community and region will be presented with new opportunities and challenges.

The Energy Futures Roadshow harnesses the combined knowledge, skills and networks of the Energy Futures Lab Fellows and community leaders to support collaborative action on the unique opportunities and challenges arising from energy transition.

Each Energy Futures Roadshow is designed and delivered in collaboration with the host community, and is tailored to the community’s unique needs and capacities. The engagement will typically include a series of multi-day workshops, featuring a diversity of community members, including businesses, governments, schools, economic and community developers, and the public. During subsequent workshops, communities take stock of their actions, reflect on their learnings and prepare to move initiatives forward.

Completed Roadshows:

  • Innisfail
  • Brooks
  • Rainbow Lake
  • Grande Prairie
  • Hinton
  • Devon
  • Crowsnest Pass
  • Drayton Valley
  • Red Deer
  • Whitecourt
  • Athabasca

2024 Roadshows


For 2024, our Roadshow program is working in:

Viking, Alberta & Area


Alberta’s electricity system is struggling to meet the current and future needs of customers as a result of increasing demand and the need to curb carbon emissions affordably. Small and rural communities are more vulnerable to changes that affect their economies as a result of energy transition, but they also have a rich history of coming together to solve big problems, and a unique power to affect change at higher levels. Together with the Town of Viking and members of the community and, we’re exploring how towns like Viking might lead the charge towards a more prosperous and sustainable energy future.



For more information about the Viking & Area Roadshow, please contact:

Scott Clements
Support, Energy Futures Community Roadshows

For Roadshow program & application information, please contact