Regulation 397/11 of the Green Energy Act requires all Ontario public agencies – including municipalities, post-secondary educational institutions, school boards, and hospitals – to prepare energy management plans and report annually on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of the Local Authority Services 2012 Connections Energy Symposium Shona Adamson will be joined by Alan Kirschbaum from the Ministry of Energy to provide an overview of the new regulatory requirements. They will also discuss the resource toolkit that IndEco is helping the Ministry of Energy prepare to support broader public sector organizations in meeting the regulatory requirements.
Public agencies spend a significant amount of money on energy to operate their facilities. Reporting on energy use and developing energy conservation and demand management plans will help public agencies get a better handle on their energy consumption. By reducing utility costs across the broader public sector, scarce resources can be better spent on core activities. Reducing energy use also helps the province to better manage its energy resources and reduce our impact on the environment.
Shona’s presentation is part of a full day of informational sessions at the 2012 Connections Energy Symposium on December 6 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel.
Update: A PDF version of the slides can be downloaded below: