Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) is the lead agency for advancing energy and environmental technology innovation in Alberta. AI-EES serves as a catalyst for the development of innovative, integrated ways to convert Alberta’s natural resources into market-ready, environmentally responsible energy and the sustainable management of Alberta’s water resources. AI-EES brings together decision makers from government, industry and the resource community, as well as research and technology organizations, to develop solutions for the biggest challenges facing Alberta’s energy and environment sectors.
AI-EES Strategic Areas:
Renewables and Emerging Technologies
The province’s strategic priorities around renewables and emerging technologies are to transform Alberta into a renewable and alternate energy powerhouse – a major contributor to Alberta’s new economy. Our role is to champion strategic approaches for acquiring, advancing and integrating the knowledge required to make Alberta a global leader in the development of cleaner energy and greener communities. Our key objectives are: to support the transition to a lower carbon electricity and fuels, and pursue emerging clean technology opportunities.
Our goals around energy technologies are to deliver the lowest carbon emissions clean fuels and electricity to local and world markets. We work to bridge the gap between turning ideas into solutions for the energy and environmental sectors. Our objectives are to:
- Aid Alberta’s transition to a low carbon economy
- Increase the value of Alberta’s oil sands resources
- Improve oil sands production efficiency
Water and Environmental Management
The goals for our water and environmental management programs are to develop world-class research, innovation and technical solutions to sustain the environment and economy. Our objectives work toward;
Reducing the footprint of industrial activities
o Increasing biodiversity intactness for native species and their habitats
o Reducing fugitive emissions from venting and flaring
o Safe, secure drinking water for 6 million, while enhancing aquatic ecosystems
Contact: AI-EES | 780.638.2866