Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, and serves as the headquarters for many of the energy companies that operate in the province. As a base for so many energy initiatives, it’s no surprise that the city itself has many interesting examples of energy efficiency and conservation on display.
As a class, use this time to explore the resources listed below. This is your opportunity to learn more about energy projects in your region. We’ve curated a short list for you to explore, but feel free to expand your search to see what else is happening!
In addition to the projects listed, we’ve asked energy experts to contribute their thoughts, listed under Regional Perspectives. These videos are intended to offer you an inside look into various organizations related to energy across Alberta.
As you explore, we invite you to consider the following questions to help focus your exploration and stimulate discussion among your class.
- What projects were new or surprising to your class?
- Which project is the most exciting to you? Why?
- Were there any terms you didn’t understand?
- What opportunities exist for energy in “region”
- What are the challenges of energy projects in “region”
- Do you know someone working in energy?
- How can you contribute to Alberta’s energy future?
If you come up with any big questions you know you’d like to ask our upcoming expert panel, please pre-submit them on Menti!
In Calgary, opportunity abounds to showcase different types of energy-related projects. We can explore Calgary’s largest solar photovoltaic system, a project designed to offset carbon emissions in the city. In eastern Calgary, the District Energy Centre provides heat for up to 10 million square feet of residential and commercial buildings. Another project involves cogeneration, producing 800 megawatts of electricity – half of the Calgary’s power needs!
There are many interesting stories and perspectives on energy in Alberta. We asked several energy experts to share their thoughts on the following questions:
Tell us about an exciting energy project you are working on.
How is your organization addressing climate change?
What sparked your interest in working in the energy sector?
What advice would you give young energy leaders?