Overview

Ambition: 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 (EFL) 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, followed by support from the Energy Futures Lab team to mobilize action. During subsequent workshops, communities take stock of their actions, reflect on their learnings and prepare to move initiatives forward.

The Energy Futures Lab convenes 3 Roadshows per year.

Upcoming Roadshows:

  • Brooks
  • Growth REDA (Regional Economic Development Association)
  • Rainbow Lake

Completed and In-Process Roadshows:

  • Grande Prairie
  • Hinton
  • Devon
  • Crowsnest Pass
  • Drayton Valley
  • Red Deer
  • Whitecourt
  • Athabasca

Energy Futures Roadshows occur yearly and are typically hosted between October and March. The intake process for future Roadshows formally takes place in May and June, but our team is continually working with communities to better understand their needs and opportunities.

For more information, please contact Dewly Nelson, Community Mobilizer.