On January 1, 2019 a new regulation was introduced under the Electricity Act, 1998 titled O. Reg. 507/18: Broader Public Sector: Reporting and Conservation and Demand Management Plans.
This regulation replaces Ontario Regulation 397/11 titled Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans was enacted under the now repealed Green Energy Act, 2009. The requirements for broader public sector energy planning and reporting by Ontario agencies are identical to those under the former Regulation 397/11.
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.
Under Ontario Regulation 507/18, all public agencies are required to report annually on energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The agencies are also required to prepare and make public updated five-year energy conservation and demand management plans. The first update is due in 2019.
In the spring of 2013, the Ministry of Energy (now the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines) 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:
- Mayor’s community energy plan for the Town of Halton Hills,
- Corporate energy management plans for the Town of Whitby, City of Pickering, and Town of Aurora,
- Energy conservation and demand management plan for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville,
- Energy management plan for the Town of Aylmer,
- 3-year energy plans for each of the three University Health Network hospitals,
- Energy management plan for the MaRS Toronto Discovery District,
- University of Western Ontario energy and water management master plan
- Facilities energy plan for the City of Toronto,
- Business case for energy plan funding for the University of Toronto,
- Energy management action plan for York Region,
- Goal and objective setting for conservation and demand management plan for York Region
- Sustainable energy plan for York Region,
- Energy plan for the City of Barrie, and
- Greenhouse gas inventories for private sector clients.
If you have questions about how the regulation impacts you, and how IndEco can simplify the process, please contact David Heeney at IndEco.
(This post updates a post originally published on May 30, 2014)