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Community Wood Stove Project Update

This year’s community wood stove project is well underway. The stoves arrived in the partner communities before physical distancing measures were in place, ready to be installed when the weather warms up. There are 14 stoves in Whati, 10 in Gameti and another 10 in Deline. Another 15 should soon be arriving in Sambaa K’e … Read more

A Guide for New Energy Efficient Buildings

Getting a new building constructed is a big job. How can you ensure you get something that not only serves your basic needs, but is energy efficient as well? We can help with that. We’ve put together a guide for community governments, businesses and other organizations that are planning to construct a new building and … Read more

2018-19 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 689 total rebates, worth more than $600,000. The clients we worked with will annually save: 630 tonnes of greenhouse gases—equivalent to converting two thirds of the power generation … Read more

Three New Case Studies Highlight Energy-Saving Projects

From time to time the AEA produces case studies to highlight the savings that result from some of the projects we do with our clients. We’ve just produced three more to showcase some of the work from recent years. Check out our case studies page to read them, as well as all of our past studies. The … Read more

Point-of-Sale Appliance Rebates in Full Swing

In 2017, the AEA launched a partnership with several Northern and NorthMart stores across the NWT to offer point-of-sale rebates on LED light bulbs. In April, we expanded that partnership to offer instant rebates on ENERGY STAR® certified appliances.  By broadening the range of point-of-sale rebates, we’ve made it easier for people in communities across the … Read more

Providing Bigger Rebates to Help Northerners Lower Energy Costs

The Arctic Energy Alliance has launched new and expanded programming—including bigger rebates than ever—to help northerners lower their energy costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Rebate amounts have gone up for energy-saving products such as LED lighting, wood stoves and fridges. New products have also been added to the list, including chest freezers, ventless dryers … Read more

2017/18 Annual Report

Want to know what the AEA did over the past year? It’s in our latest annual report. Here are just some of the highlights from 2017-18: All allocated funding for three of our four rebate-based programs was distributed, or earmarked for distribution, well before the end of the fiscal year—speaking to the popularity of these programs. … Read more

Building Energy-Efficient Housing in Yellowknife

Since 2010, the City of Yellowknife has had a bylaw in place requiring all new homes built in the city to meet a score of 80 or above under the EnerGuide Rating System. We’ve put together some information related to the impact of that bylaw and the role the AEA has played in evaluating new … Read more

Community Healthy Living Fairs Around the NWT

Over the past year, AEA staff have had many opportunities to attend Community Healthy Living Fairs around the territory. Since mid-February, we attended fairs in Katl’odeeche, Sambaa K’e, Fort Resolution and Ndilo/Dettah. It was great for staff to re-connect (and make new connections) with community members—to help people learn how to save energy and money … Read more

Habitat for Humanity’s New High-Efficiency Home Ready for Move-In

In mid-December, Habitat for Humanity handed over the keys to its newest Yellowknife home—just in time for the holidays. Morgan Ranseth, J.C. Ouelette-Landry and their children are now the proud owners of one of the city’s most energy-efficient houses. The AEA is glad we could be a part of the project. We provided advice and … Read more