Energy Efficiency Alberta Hires CEO

Energy Efficiency Alberta Hires CEO

March 29, 2017

Monica Curtis, Energy Efficiency Alberta’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, will help the new agency deliver energy efficiency and small-scale energy system programs to Albertans.

Curtis brings more than 20 years of experience promoting, designing, delivering and evaluating energy efficiency, efficiency financing, and renewable energy programs and services. (Shown in photo, L-R: Monica Curtis, Minister Shannon Phillips and David Dodge).

From its downtown Calgary headquarters, Energy Efficiency Alberta will leverage the city’s energy expertise and help make efficiency an important part of the diversification of the energy economy. The agency will provide approximately 30 jobs for Albertans.

Curtis will lead the design and implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation and small-scale renewable energy programs and services that will increase comfort and productivity and reduce energy costs, benefiting Alberta residents and businesses.

“We’re pleased to welcome Monica Curtis back to the province to support Energy Efficiency Alberta in fostering the development of energy-efficiency services,” says Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. “As CEO, she will play a vital role as Alberta continues to build a diversified, low-carbon economy that makes life better for everyday Albertans.”

Curtis has championed cutting-edge programs in Wisconsin and Saskatchewan, ranging from energy advocate services and manufactured homes programs to on-bill recovery for energy-efficiency financing and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. She has also led numerous energy-saving pilot programs to test new technologies and program designs.

Curtis’ career in energy efficiency began with Edmonton Power (currently EPCOR) and SaskPower. Most recently, she served as the Executive Vice President Strategic Development and Energy Finance Solutions with WECC, a mission-based non-profit based in Madison, Wis. WECC delivers energy efficiency and efficiency finance programs and residential building science training for electric and natural gas utilities and state and local governments across the United States.

Curtis holds a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University in Alberta and a Bachelor of Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba.

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