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Call for Expressions of Interest: ECM Pump Upgrades

New, efficient pumps with electronically commutated motors (ECMs) can reduce an organization’s energy use, electricity costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We have received limited-time funding from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the Government of Canada to help install ECM pumps in buildings across the NWT. The funding will support the targeted … Read more

Online Training Workshop: Electronically Commutated Motors (ECMs) for Circulator Pumps

The AEA is offering a series of online product and technology training sessions on electronically commutated motors (ECMs) for circulator pumps. Come and learn about the technical aspects of these energy-efficient pumps. Training facilitated by the TACO Comfort Group, Altatech Agencies Ltd. and the Arctic Energy Alliance. Mar. 8–12, 2021 There will be a different … Read more

How the AEA made home improvements work for Joey in Fort Smith

“We were cold a whole lot – for a lot of money.” Joey Roy and his family knew their Fort Smith home needed renovating, so they asked the Arctic Energy Alliance for help. It turned out Joey’s house was the perfect candidate for the Deep Home Energy Retrofit program. The program offers rebates to help … Read more

2019/20 Annual Report

Check out our latest annual report to see what the AEA has been up to over the past year. Here are some of the highlights: We provided 1,613 total rebates and other incentives, worth nearly $2 million. The clients we worked with will annually save: 1,400 tonnes of greenhouse gases—equivalent to converting power generation for … Read more

Are ECM Water Pumps Worth It?

The AEA has offered rebates for several years on pumps that use electronically commutated motors—or ECMs for short. Like many newer energy-saving technologies, these pumps have taken a while to catch on, but more and more northerners are discovering their benefits. ECM-based pumps use small computers, permanent magnets (instead of electromagnets) and low-voltage DC power … Read more

Arctic Energy Alliance Wins First ENERGY STAR® Canada Award

The Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) is thrilled to be the recipient of the 2020 ENERGY STAR Canada Program Administrator of the Year award. The AEA has long been an ENERGY STAR participant—promoting and offering rebates on ENERGY STAR certified products—but this is its first time winning a related award. Among the accomplishments that earned the … Read more

Electric Vehicle Rebates Now Available

Residents and organizations in nine NWT communities can now get additional rebates on electric vehicles, on top of recently announced federal government incentives. Effective June 15, the Arctic Energy Alliance is launching a program to help reduce the cost of electric vehicles (also known as EVs) and charging stations. Rebates of $5,000 are available for … Read more

Rebate Program Updates for 2020/21

The AEA has made some changes to our rebate programs for the 2020/21 fiscal year. Most of these changes make it easier for people to apply for rebates. The highlights are below. For full details see the individual program guidelines and application forms. Some of these changes may only apply for this year so take … Read more

Northerners Taking Action: Highlights

Here are a few of the organizations across the NWT that have completed major energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects recently. Nahanni Inn The Nahanni Inn is the latest business in Fort Simpson to adopt a wood pellet heating system. They added two pellet boilers, which are expected to provide virtually all of the heat the inn … Read more

Home Energy Evaluations In Deline

In February, the AEA travelled to Deline to complete our first home energy evaluations in the community since 2013. We evaluated 11 homes while we were there. The results can help the homeowners make decisions on things like making upgrades to save on energy costs or even to make their homes more comfortable—such as by … Read more