REBECCA FIISSEL SCHAEFER

Category: Board Member

Role

Chair of the Climate Innovation Fund Executive Advisory Committee Calgary

Organization

RFS Energy Consulting

About

Rebecca Fiissel Schaefer is a leader in the energy efficiency industry in Canada. With almost 20 years of experience, Rebecca has a depth of experience in leading teams to research, design and deliver on climate change policy and DSM plans from coast-to-coast.

For the first decade of her career, Rebecca worked within the public service to forward environmental initiatives and make a difference. She was instrumental in designing and launching some of the first ever residential energy efficiency programs in Saskatchewan and Alberta. More recently, Rebecca has been spearheading corporate strategic growth for industry leaders in the energy efficiency implementation space in Canada. During this time, Rebecca has gained perspective from outside of government and been honoured to support and advise government agencies and utilities across the country on their respective DSM plans and program portfolios.

In 2020, Rebecca founded RFS Energy Consulting to apply her experience and knowledge to push climate change policy, research and planning into action across Canada.

A mission driven, results-oriented professional passionate about energy efficiency, climate change policy and her kids. Rebecca believes that individuals can make a difference and hopeful to support in some small way through volunteer roles in her community – including Acting Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA); Acting Chair for the Climate Change Innovation Fund Executive Advisory Committee for the City of Calgary; and Brownie Leader for Girl Guides of Canada.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geography and Geology, as well as a master’s degree in Public Administration, and Public Management (MPA) from the University of Regina.