Renewable & Alternative Energy

The goal of the CASA Renewable and Alternative Energy Project Team is to work within the CASA process to increase the supply and demand of Renewable and Alternative electrical energy in Alberta.

Team objectives included:

  • Develop a policy framework that supports the Team’s goal.
  • Develop approaches and programs that enable the development of renewable and alternative electrical energy in Alberta.
  • Develop a plan for reporting on changes to the supply of Renewable and Alternative electrical energy in Alberta.
  • Address the six non-consensus recommendations from the December 2005 Renewable and Alternative electrical energy report to the CASA board if not already addressed in the policy framework.
  • Report on the implementation of the 17 consensus recommendations from the December 2005 Renewable and Alternative electrical energy report to the CASA board, and if necessary, make recommendations to address outstanding issues.
  • Report on the implementation of the Renewable and Alternative electrical energy recommendations as described in the EPT report, and if necessary, make recommendations to address outstanding issues.

Learn more in the terms of reference.


For more information, email casa@casahome.org.

The Renewable and Alternative Energy Project Team presented its final report to the CASA board on March 29, 2007. The report recommended that the Government of Alberta develop and implement a policy framework to increase the supply of and demand for renewable and alternative electrical energy in Alberta, and that the elements and policy options contained in its report be considered in developing the framework. The report also recommended that the policy framework should be developed and implemented in a timely manner, and the Government should consider including in the policy framework the elements and policy options described in this report.

A second recommendation was that the Government of Alberta consult with stakeholders and consider their concerns in developing a Renewable and Alternative Electrical Energy Policy Framework for Alberta.

A report on the status of implementation is expected to be provided to the CASA board by the Alberta Government within a year.

In 2005, the CASA board approved 17 recommendations developed by the Renewable and Alternative Energy team with the aim of increasing the supply of renewable and alternative electrical energy in Alberta in late 2005. A key recommendation was that the CASA Renewable and Alternative Energy Project Team work with the Government of Alberta to develop a policy framework to encourage the development of renewable and alternative electrical energy in Alberta.

The final report is a result of that work.