Alberta Indigenous Green Energy Development Program

The Alberta Indigenous Green Energy Development Program (AIGEDP) assists Alberta Indigenous communities and organizations acquire an ownership stake in Alberta’s rapidly-expanding renewable energy sector. The AIGEDP focuses on supporting the development of community owned, commercial or community scale, renewable-energy generation projects that will lead to significant reductions in Alberta’s overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These projects will support the increase of renewable energy, which aligns with the government’s Climate Leadership Plan.

As part of the AIGEDP, Indigenous Relations has also prepared a Guidebook (coming soon) as a capacity-building tool to support Indigenous communities and organizations interested in AIGEDP and/or other renewable energy initiatives in Alberta.

Eligible Applicants

  • First Nations, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, Metis Settlements.
  • Indigenous community-owned businesses and development corporations.
  • Tribal Councils, Treaty Organizations, Metis Settlements General Council.
  • Métis Nation of Alberta (including Regions and Locals).
  • Indigenous not-for-profit organizations, including Friendship Centres with projects related to AIGEDP objectives.

Fundable Projects

The intent of the AIGEDP is to support Indigenous community-owned renewable energy generation projects with a generation capacity above 1 MW. A renewable energy resource is an energy resource that occurs naturally and that can be replenished or renewed within a human lifespan. See AIGEDP Guidelines for details.

The AIGEDP supports two separate funding streams directly related to community or commercial-scale, renewable energy generation projects that are directly related to Climate Leadership outcomes.

  1. Project Development stream:
  • Pre-feasibility: To support the pre-development stage to identify the opportunity and develop the concept of a potential project through preliminary design and technical, financial, legal, and market assessments
  • Technical documentation: To support the development stage of the project and perform the required activities including but not limited to technical and financial feasibility studies, front end engineering, permitting, regulatory work, contracts negotiation, financing strategy, to achieve a shovel-ready stage.
  1. Project Implementation stream:
  • To support Indigenous communities and organizations to fund capital costs of community-owned, commercial or community scale, renewable energy generation projects that are close to start operations or the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) stage of the project within the funding year.

All projects needs to adhere to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal regulations. All forms of renewable energy generation that support a measurable reduction in GHG emissions in Alberta may be considered for funding.

Available Funding

There is no maximum funding cap for grant applications in either the Project Development or Project Implementation the stream. AIGEDP can cover up to 100% of eligible project costs, and funds can be stacked with other government and industry funding sources. However, projects will be assessed to ensure costs align with industry standard, scope of work, and expected outcomes of the project. See AIGEDP Guidelines for details.

Application Deadline

AIGEDP will accept applications under the Project Development stream from June 25 – September 30, 2018.

AIGEDP will accept applications under the Implementation stream from June 25 - November 30, 2018.

How to apply

  1. Click the “Apply” button, which will only be available during the program intake period.
  2. Log into your MyAlberta Digital Identification (MADI) when prompted (see below)
  3. Use the AIGEDP Guidelines, Guidebook (coming soon), and Supporting Documentation Guide to assist in preparing your proposal and completing the application package which will need to include details of the proposed project and the required supporting documentation consistent with the type and stream of application.

Please note that the online portal is currently down for unscheduled maintenance and that we expect access to be restored August 17, 2018.

We apologize for any inconvenience the disruption caused.  For any questions or concerns, please contact us at 
IR.Climate@gov.ab.ca.

Notes:
If you do not have already have a MADI, you will be prompted to create one after you click “Apply”

  • We recommend creating a MADI in advance of applying to any program.
  • You can apply to programs with an “unverified” MADI (i.e. you do not have to verify with your Driver’s License).
  • If you are unable to find the application after you create your MADI, return to this page and click the “Apply” button, then sign into MADI again.

Questions

If you have questions about the program, or need help to apply please contact us at IR.Climate@gov.ab.ca