SAAEP provides our members with up-to-date information, industry networking, and the opportunity to develop and showcase renewable energy within their communities.
SAAEP Member Communities
Blood Tribe ♦ Cardston County ♦ City of Lethbridge ♦ ID of Waterton ♦ Lethbridge County ♦ MD of Pincher Creek ♦ MD of Ranchland ♦ MD of Taber ♦ MD of Willow Creek ♦ Municipality of Crowsnest Pass ♦ Town of Cardston ♦ Town of Claresholm ♦ Town of Coaldale ♦ Town of Coalhurst ♦ Town of Fort Macleod ♦ Town of Granum ♦ Town of Magrath ♦ Town of Milk River ♦ Town of Nanton ♦ Town of Picture Butte ♦ Town of Pincher Creek ♦ Town of Raymond ♦ Town of Stavely ♦ Town of Taber ♦ Town of Vauxhall ♦ Town of Vulcan ♦ Village of Arrowwood ♦ Village of Barnwell ♦ Village of Carmangay ♦ Village of Coutts ♦ Village of Cowley ♦ Village of Glenwood ♦ Village of Hillspring ♦ Village of Lomond ♦ Village of Milo ♦ Village of Nobleford ♦ Village of Stirling ♦ Village of Warner ♦ Vulcan County
The Community and Co-operative Renewable Energy Opportunity
Aside from benefit-sharing arrangements with industry-owned projects, Alberta co-ops, First Nations, and municipalities are working to ensure sustainable economic growth is realized through the development of community and co-operatively owned renewable energy projects.
These developments will assist government in carrying out its renewable energy priorities, while creating broad public benefits, engagement and support.
ACE, a joint venture between three energy retailers, provides customers with a democratic voice and competitive, sustainable services for their energy needs
Based in Starland County, the Co-op is organizing and financing a community-based and owned solar-farm
The town of Vulcan, with its corporate and community partners, designed and built a first-of-its-kind solar park, giving visitors a chance to tour and learn about solar in a unique setting
This SAAEP member community is in the process of installing 200kw of solar PV, shared between their ice arena and municipal office building. The town is also under-taking an LED lighting retrofit to help lower electricity
Canada’s largest community-based, utility-scale solar project, the 2MW site powers the colony’s plastics recycling business, as well as exports electricity to the grid
A source of community pride and innovation, the Piitapan Solar project powers the health centre in Little Buffalo, in the heart of oil-sands country
Examples Across Canada
Best practices and knowledge mobilization for community energy development in Canada
Nelson BC is developing a community solar facility, that allows residents to invest in a number of solar modules in a central location, as opposed to their own roofs
A workers’ co-op. VREC managers, staff and volunteers design and install solar energy systems across Vancouver and the BC Lower Mainland, as well as managing a RRSP-eligible solar bond offering called SolShare
Based in Dawson Creek, B.C., the co-operative holds shares in the Bear Mountain Wind-Park, and was instrumental in its development as B.C.’s first wind facility
Four First Nation communities, a German wind developer and an infrastructure funding partner teamed up to successfully build and operate a 24MW portfolio of utility-scale wind energy in Nova Scotia