In 2008, Ontario’s 445 municipalities spent $680 million on electricity, equating to 4.3% of Ontario’s consumption (Power Application Group 2008). In response, "Ontario’s Green Act was created to expand renewable energy generation, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of green energy jobs (Ministry of Energy 2014).”
Under the Green Energy Act, Ontario Regulation 397/11 was introduced for
public agencies -municipalities, municipal service boards, universities,
colleges, hospitals and school boards to apply the Act’s principles. Under the
above Regulation, public agencies must create an Energy Conservation and Demand
Management Plan (CDM). The CDM must include goals for increasing energy efficiency,
measures for obtaining the goals, timelines for implementation, costs of
implementation and estimated savings. By increasing a public agency’s awareness
of energy consumption the total energy use across the province should decrease.
Municipality of Brighton Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan
Resolution of Council - Approval of Energy CDM
Learn more about Ontario's Green Energy Act http://ontariogreenenergyact.ca/.