Monica Curtis, Energy Efficiency Alberta
Monica Curtis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Energy Efficiency Alberta in April 2017. Under her leadership, the agency has implemented a suite of five popular residential, commercial, non-profit and institutional programs, showing that Albertans are embracing energy efficiency and renewable energy.
In May 2018 the agency introduced Custom Energy Solutions, new programming to help improve performance for Alberta facilities with high energy needs.
As CEO, Monica is charged with delivering on a three-point mandate for the agency:
- Raising awareness about energy use and its environmental and economic consequences;
- Leading the design and implementation of energy efficiency, energy conservation, and small-scale renewable energy programs and services that help Alberta residents, businesses and industry save energy, money and the environment; and
- Promoting the development of an energy efficiency services industry in the province to help diversify and grow the economy.
Monica has extensive experience in energy efficiency program design, delivery, marketing and measurement. She has championed cutting-edge programs ranging from energy advocate services and manufactured homes programs, to on-bill recovery for energy efficiency financing, and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. She has also led numerous energy-saving pilot programs to test new technologies and program designs, including utility demand response through smart thermostats, and program marketing based on geo-targeting.
Prior to leading Energy Efficiency Alberta, Monica served as Executive Vice-President, Strategic Development and Energy Finance Solutions with the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, a mission-based nonprofit with programming in more than 14 states across the US. Monica holds a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University in Alberta and a Bachelor of Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba.