In 2009, Ontario Regulation 397/11 directed all public agencies in Ontario to prepare, publicly report, and implement energy conservation and demand management plans. Annual reporting of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions was required as of July 1, 2013. Energy conservation and demand management reports are required by July 1, 2014 and every fifth anniversary thereafter.
These recent developments set the foundation for developing a corporate Energy Management Plan.
Purpose of the Energy Management Plan
The Town of Mississippi Mills’ EMP is a strategic plan that aims to provide a basis for the Town to move forward on implementing improvements to its facilities and operations that reduce energy use, their associated costs as well as the environmental effects of the Town’s activities.
The plan aims to give the Town a leading edge in energy while enhancing its economic vitality. Therefore, it goes beyond the short-term, “least financial cost” objective and considers the Town’s long-term economic, environmental and social well-being.
Energy management includes electricity, natural gas and water commodity management. The EMP defines actions in the following key areas:
- Energy management information system
- Energy training and awareness
- Facility operations
- Energy conservation in existing facilities
- New construction On-site generation and demand response
Energy Consumption Reports