About Us

decentralised energy

Subscribers Worldwide
Active Members
$32.2 billion+
Members' Gross Revenue
13 Years
of Service
50% +
of Canada's Provinces & Territories Served

About DEC

In 2001, Alberta’s electricity market deregulated and industry saw an opportunity for Decentralised Energy (DE) to substantially reduce emissions, energy costs and system losses while diversifying Alberta’s economy and creating jobs. In response, a small group of stakeholders established Decentralised Energy Canada (DEC) to connect and support businesses in the DE industry and to drive a paradigm shift from a carbon intensive, centralised energy system to a cleaner, more efficient, decentralised energy system. This initiated an industry movement that marked the beginning of Alberta’s transition to a low-carbon energy economy. In 15 years DEC has cultivated an industry cluster of >10,400 businesses, suppliers, and professional service providers. Education initiatives have reached >98% of Alberta homes and >17% of Alberta’s urban municipalities have accessed DEC’s services. DEC’s membership represents over $25.7 billion of revenue with >70% of these businesses based out of Alberta. 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.

Decentralised Energy

DE is defined as heating, cooling or electrical energy that is produced, managed and/or stored at the point of consumption. This includes onsite energy generation, microgrid infrastructure and energy efficiency measures. To learn more about Decentralised Energy click here.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is a sustainable energy future where affordable, efficient and reliable DE technologies are deployed in community driven markets and enabled by progressive policies and legislation.

Our mission is to accelerate DE technology commercialization at three stages:

  • Applied research prototypes and pilots
  • Market entry and first customer
  • Commercialisation and market growth

DEC Corporate Structure

DEC is a federally incorporated corporation under Canada's Not-for-Profit Corporations Act.

DEC is governed by an elected Board of Directors and is managed by a President.

The Executive Committee is comprised of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and President.


The DE industry has a strongly interconnected value chain, hence, DEC has a diverse membership.

Membership fees vary and are dependent on:

  • population size for town and municipalities
  • gross revenue for private sector, and
  • business category for other organisations

Member benefits can be customized to meet your unique needs. Member benefits can be found here.

To become a member of DEC click here.

Executive Team

To learn more about our Executive Team click here.

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.

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