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 AEA the award, in 2019 the organization more than doubled the number of ENERGY STAR related rebates it gave out: 777, compared to 327 in 2018. Those rebates were worth around $210,000. The AEA also formed a partnership with the North West Company to offer point-of-sale rebates on qualifying refrigerators, washers and chest freezers in participating Northern and NorthMart stores.
Funded by the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT), the AEA works with communities across the NWT to offer on-site energy audits and rebates on energy efficient products. By helping NWT residents, businesses and governments reduce their emissions, the AEA is helping the territory meet the goals set out in the GNWT’s 2030 Energy Strategy, which aims to equip the NWT with a secure, affordable and sustainable energy system by 2030.
The ENERGY STAR program and awards are administered by Natural Resources Canada. There are roughly 20 awards each year for categories including program administrators, manufacturers, retailers, promoters, promotional campaigns and home builders.