Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) is a national, non-profit industry association that helps build and maintain connections within the decentralised energy sector. We provide a network pathway for startups, entrepreneurs, corporations, and market leaders to work together in the most efficient and productive way. DEC builds new awareness about the decentralised energy sector by providing training for municipalities, universities, and those within the industry itself. DEC members are also given the advantage of industry market insight and relevant environmental, economic, and technical expertise.
By shifting the market from centralised energy to decentralised energy the energy sector opens up to less carbon intensive power sources. Bringing the source of energy production closer to the output increases transfer efficiency, reduces emissions, and decreases energy costs. By increasing the decentralised energy network we aim to accelerate the change to a diversified, environmentally conscious energy system.
Since being established in 2002, DEC has cultivated an industry cluster of >10,000 businesses, suppliers, and professional service providers. DEC’s membership represents over $32.2 billion of revenue. Project support services have been delivered to >900 projects representing approximately 1,500 MW of DE capacity and an estimated 2 million tonnes of CO2e offsets annually compared with the baseline energy supply mix in Alberta.
Our Revenue Model
We are an industry-led organisation funded by the private sector. When government programs are aligned with our members’ mandates and the DE industry, we consider participation in publicly funded joint programs.