- What is Ontario Regulation 397/11?
Ontario Regulation 397/11 is within the Green Energy Act, which came into effect on January 1, 2012. This two-part regulation requires public agencies to report their annual energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission to the Ministry of Energy by July 1, 2013 for the 2011 calendar year. Public agencies are also required to prepare five-year energy conservation and demand management (CDM) plans by July 1, 2014.
- How frequently is this report updated?
The Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions Report will be updated on an annual basis for the subsequent calendar year of the previous report, and the CDM plans are to be updated on a five-year basis after the first report due July 1, 2014.
On July 1, 2014, both the 2012 Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions Report, and the first CDM plans will be available for viewing on the Open Information
- What facilities is the City required to report for?
This report applies to City-owned and/or leased buildings that are heated or cooled, and for which the City makes payments for the building’s energy consumption.
These operations include administrative offices, public libraries, cultural facilities, indoor recreational facilities, community centres, fire stations, storage facilities and parking garages.
- What can I expect to see in the CDM plans?
The CDM plans will include a description of previous, current and proposed measures for conserving and reducing the amount of energy consumed by City operations, and for managing the City’s demand for energy. It will include a forecast of the expected results of current and proposed measures.
- Who can I contact for more information?
Questions and comments may be submitted to an Energy Management representative using the OpenGov contact form