In early March 2020, the Energy Futures Lab (EFL) hosted the second Communities Resilience Accelerator in response to the question:

How can Alberta communities enhance

long-term resilience in light of the shifting energy landscape?

The focused discussion on Creating and Leveraging a Regional Electric Vehicle Mobility Vision has directly resulted in a collaboration between the Energy Futures Lab and the Community Energy Association in order to host two interactive virtual workshops in April to explore regional eMobility opportunities for innovation, economic development and tourism in NW Alberta.

We recognize this is a challenging time for many communities, but with recently announced federal funding for collaborative efforts to develop charging infrastructure in under-served areas, there is an opportunity to prepare now for future tourism and economic development.

More information about this opportunity can be found here.

Session 1: April 22, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm

How might we work together to build an EV charging network in NW Alberta to facilitate economic development? This session will explore and evaluate the value of working together to build an EV network.

Session 2: April 30, 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm (break from 12:00pm – 1:00pm)

What are the steps and actions that we need to take together? This session will focus on designing and implementing a network to inform a shared funding proposal.

Note that both of these virtual workshops will be interactive and use online collaborative platforms. These are not your typical “webinars”.

About EFL Accelerators

EFL Accelerators are a new form of engagement for the EFL as it moves into the next phase of its work. EFL Accelerators will bring together a select group of innovators from government, industry, civil society, and academia to work together on unique opportunities, including initiatives from the EFL portfolio and beyond, that can address challenges and prepare Alberta to thrive in the future.

EFL Accelerators include:

  • Insights from leading-edge and future-oriented research
  • Whole system solutions to systemic challenges
  • Cross-sectoral collaboration and focus on real-world actions and initiatives

Please note that these virtual workshops are invite-only and you will need to register to hold your spot.

If you would like to receive an invitation, please contact Natalie Ethier at


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