On August 25, 2015, City Council approved City Policy C585, Edmonton’s Community Energy Transition Strategy. The Energy Transition Advisory Committee is a committee that has been established to advise Council on the implementation of the Strategy and City Policy C585. Committee members serve in a voluntary capacity for two-year terms, (from May 1 to April 30) renewable to a maximum of six consecutive years.
Creation of the Energy Transition Advisory Committee aligns with corporate goals outlined in The Way We Green:
- Edmonton’s sources and uses of energy are sustainable
- Edmonton is resilient to disturbances that could affect its energy supplies and distribution system
- Edmonton is a carbon-neutral city
- Edmonton is resilient to disturbances from climate change
The Energy Transition Advisory Committee's establishment, mandate and terms of reference are outlined in Bylaw 17431.