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Energy plans required for Ontario public agencies

The Ontario Regulation 397/11 titled Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans was enacted under the Green Energy Act, 2009.

Who does this impact?

This regulation applies to all public agencies in Ontario: municipalities, post-secondary educational institutions (colleges and universities), public hospitals, school boards, and municipal service boards responsible for the treatment or pumping of water or sewage.

 

Regulatory requirements

Under Ontario Regulation 397/11, all public agencies are required to report annually on energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions beginning July 1, 2013.  The agencies are also required to develop five-year energy conservation and demand management plans by July 1, 2014.

Resources

In the spring of 2013, the Ministry of Energy provided public agencies with a template to report annual energy use for their operations. IndEco worked with the Ministry of Energy to prepare resources to assist public agencies with the preparation of the reports and plans. Working with the Ministry of Energy to prepare these resources demonstrates that IndEco has a superior level of knowledge of energy management, especially within the Ontario public sector. IndEco has in-depth knowledge of the regulatory requirements and what strategies public agencies can use to best meet them. The Ministry finalized and released the resources online in the spring of 2013.

IndEco can help

IndEco is poised to assist public agencies with the energy conservation and demand management plans. IndEco has significant experience developing energy plans, including developing and implementing energy and greenhouse gas tracking and reporting methodologies, and creating detailed action plans to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Some of our energy planning work includes:

If you have questions about how the regulation impacts you, and how IndEco can simplify the process, please contact IndEco President, Shona Adamson.

Related links

IndEco presentation on Regulation 397/11 at LAS Connections 2012

Regulation 397/11 under the Green Energy Act, 2009

IndEco presentation to Clean Air Partnership

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About the Author:

Shona joined IndEco in 2014 as a junior consultant, and worked her way up to President in 2012 before leaving to pursue other opportunities in 2017. While at IndEco, Shona applied her skills to a wide range of client problems, including: designing strategies and programs to deliver energy efficiency, including to customers with special requirements, such as low-income customers; developing strategic energy, climate change, and other types of plans; and evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of existing initiatives and recommending how they may be improved.