The Alberta Methane Emissions Program (AMEP) is a three-year $17.6 million funding program to support Alberta’s methane emissions reduction efforts. Funding will support three key components: 1) Alternative Fugitive Emissions Management Program proposals (Alt-FEMPs), 2) Data Management and Analytics, and 3) New Technology Trials.
The program is intended to enable methane emissions reductions in Alberta’s oil and gas industry, while supporting government regulatory revisions, reducing costs to industry, and assuring best practices regarding methane detection and management. AMEP is funded by Alberta’s Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) Fund and administered by the Delivery Agent Partnership (DAP) established by Carbon Management Canada (CMC) and the Sundre Petroleum Operators Group (SPOG). Under the sponsorship of Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) and in collaboration with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), the AMEP will provide an international showcase for environmental and economic improvements that can be generated by private sector innovation, academic research and development and proactive policy and regulation.
Delivery Agent Partnership
- Carbon Management Canada (CMC) is an independent, scienced-based non-profit organization focused on the development and implementation of industrial emission solutions to enhance the competitiveness of industries. One of CMC’s core mandates is to support the Albertan and Canadian economy and job growth by supporting technology development and commercialization locally to meet global demand for emissions management. CMC completes methane monitoring and CCUS solution consultation, and operates a one-of-a-kind, world-class field research facility.
- Sundre Petroleum Operators’ Group (SPOG) is a grassroots non-profit society that responds to the interests and concerns of the residents, landowners, and industry operators in the Sundre/Olds region. SPOG demonstrates synergistic solutions to problems and opportunities created by the interface of the oil and gas industry within communities that includes all sectors: industry, community, and government. SPOG continues to provide avenues to demonstrate Alberta’s commitment and leadership in methane management.