An Energy Mentor is a trusted community member who is trained to support other community members who struggle with high electricity bills to complete energy saving measures that reduce energy waste and cut utility costs. Energy Mentor training empowers participants to take charge of energy efficiency initiatives and help implement community energy management plans, leading wider energy actions that will help their community achieve their energy goals.
Community Power developed specific training that provides a foundation for Energy Mentors to carry out this work. In 2017, we delivered the training to four communities including McLeod Lake Indian Band, Lhedli T’enneh First Nation, Kwadacha Nation and Tsay Keh Dene Nation. These workshops were funded by BC Hydro.
Energy Mentors lead a range of energy efficiency projects from education and engagement, to home weatherization, and installing LED lightbulbs and programmable thermostats. To learn more about our mentorship programs, visit our Watt Matters Blog to read stories on energy mentorship and our Youth Energy Mentorship Program.
Energy Mentor Training Topics
Energy efficiency basics
Installing LED lightbulbs
Saving energy in the home
Supporting others with saving energy
Home health and safety
First Nations communities
Participants are able to support
community members in reducing