What is the Energy Transition Game?

Congratulations! You are helping your students understand the energy system. In this fun, simulation activity,  students play a key role in the energy system in Alberta. The Energy Transition Game is a simulation activity where students play the role of a key player in Alberta's energy system: an energy developer, influential stakeholder, or member of government.

The purpose of the game is to promote energy literacy in the context of environmental and energy education. This involves understanding different forms of energy, how they are used, and their environmental and social impacts. 

The objective of the game is to answer the question: What will it take to shift towards a lower carbon energy system? 

Roadmap for Teachers - step by step instructions on what you need to play the game.

Step 1: Review Game Overview

Step 2: Go through the Pre-Game Activities  (Coming Soon)!

Step 3: Print Game Roles Overview 

Step 4: Print one copy of each Energy Project Choice Card

Step 5: Print the Game Cards: Social, Environment, Economic 

Step 6: Review the Energy Transition Game slides with your students (Coming Soon)!

Step 7: Review the instructions for setting up and playing the game

Step 8: Play the Energy Transition Game (Coming Soon)!

Step 9: Go through the Post Activities including Debrief Questions (Coming Soon)!

We would like to acknowledge that an earlier version of this game was developed by Suncor Energy. ACEE has been given permission to adapt the game for a Grade 9 audience. 


“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton