One in five Albertan families struggle to pay their utility bills – that’s over 312,000 households!
In 2018 the Alberta government made a first step in committing to address the issue for the 300,000 Albertans who struggle to pay their utility bills. The Empower Me Home Upgrades Program is designed to understand the upgrades required in homes and to build a scalable solution to address the issue for all Albertans. Please click the link below to download our white paper on our findings and suggestions to date.
Families struggling with their energy bills are forced to make compromises on life necessities such as health, food, safety, and comfort. Perhaps surprisingly, not only low-income Albertans are struggling, in fact two-thirds would not fall into current low-income thresholds. They are home owners and renters, working-class Albertan families who are most vulnerable to increased energy prices and poor housing.
These families who cannot afford to take part in the rebate programs available are quite literally left in the cold in terms of support mechanisms to help them reduce their energy consumption and break out of the energy poverty cycle. Currently Empower Me is the only option for these groups.
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