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Nova Scotia Municipal Energy Learning

Working Group

Launched in 2016, QUEST’s Nova Scotia Municipal Energy Learning Group (MELG) is a resource for municipalities engaged in community energy planning, partnership-building, and Smart Energy projects. The Group is a forum where members can share their experiences and lessons learned, and share knowledge about best practices. MELG participants are leaders in achieving provincial GHG emissions reduction goals and building Smart Energy Communities. Participation in Learning Group meetings is open to all communities in Nova Scotia along with QUEST Supporters.



The MELG aims to be the source for the ideas and relationships that will drive the future of smart and net zero energy communities in Nova Scotia by:


Identifying and overcoming gaps in knowledge and capacity to help municipalities reduce their energy use and GHG emissions


Facilitating peer-to-peer knowledge transfer of best and promising practices sessions


Sharing the findings and learnings of the MELG with interested municipalities and community energy partners

Nova Scotia’s energy system is undergoing a rapid transition and the Smart Energy space will be one to watch. With recent announcements introducing a spate of new policies, projects, and programs, the framework in which Smart Energy Communities operate is set to change dramatically. 

Communities account for 58% of energy use and 54% of all GHG emissions in Atlantic Canada. In order for Nova Scotia to meet its GHG and energy objectives, continued coordinated action at the municipal level is essential.




Due to COVID 19, MELG meetings are conducted virtually through Zoom. Meetings occur five times a year, on Thursdays from 2-4pm Atlantic Time.

MELG meeting dates for 2021:

  • Thursday, Feb 4
  • Thursday, April 1
  • Thursday, June 3
  • Thursday, Sep 2
  • Thursday, Nov 4

To Join

To learn more about joining the Nova Scotia Municipal Energy Learning group, email us today!


The Nova Scotia Buildings Working Group is made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Nova Scotia.