Community Energy Plan
The Mayor’s Community Energy Plan is the result of engagement with key community stakeholders as well as the project’s Steering and Technical Committees, and Town Council and staff. The Plan’s implementation will enhance quality of life in Halton Hills through improved energy efficiency and cost savings, greenhouse gas reductions, renewable energy generation and the pursuit of innovative approaches to generating energy for Halton Hills. It will also expand community awareness of the value of energy efficiency and demonstrate the Town’s corporate leadership in this field.
The Energy Plan positions the Town to be able to take meaningful actions in energy conservation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change. It will also assist the Town in responding to the challenges posed by climate change such as more frequent and more severe extreme weather conditions.
The Plan consists of two parts. The first part relates to the Town’s municipal operations and is captured through the “Corporate Energy Plan”. Developed in response to the provincial Green Energy Act, this part outlines a 5-year roadmap to ensure that Town facilities are built and operated as efficiently as possible. Implementation of additional energy efficiency improvements at Town facilities is projected to translate into:
- 13% to 17% improvement in energy intensity;
- 16% to 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; and
- About $1.2 million in financial benefits for the Town.
The second component, referred to as the “Local Action Plan”, is broader and addresses energy use across the community. The Local Action Plan fulfills the first three milestones of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection program by:
- Creating a community-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory;
- Setting a greenhouse gas emission reduction target; and
- Identifying actions that need to be taken to achieve greenhouse gas reductions.
For the community as a whole, the Energy Plan sets the following targets:
- 35% reduction in per capita greenhouse gas emissions by 2031 – compared to 2011 levels.
- 14% reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions by 2031 – compared to emissions modelled for Scenario 1 (Moderate Energy Efficiency).
Implementation is projected to:
- Reduce annual energy costs by $17 million ($271 in total).
- Create over 200 new jobs.
Energy Consumption & Greenhouse Gas Emission Data
As required by Regulation 397/11 of the Green Energy Act, the Town of Halton Hills has submitted its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission data to the Province for operations conducted in prescribed Town facilities. Click here to download the 2011 data. Click here to download the 2012 data. Click here to download the 2013 data.Click here to download the 2014 data. Paper copies are available from the Planning, Development and Sustainability Department at Town Hall located at 1 Halton Hills Drive.
Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan
As required by Regulation 397/11 of the Green Energy Act, the Town of Halton Hills has completed a 5-year Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan for its corporate operations, referred to as the “Corporate Energy Plan” or “CEP”. The CEP outlines a 5-year roadmap for successful energy management, focusing on electricity, natural gas and vehicle fleet fuel use. The CEP aims to ensure that new and existing Town facilities are built and operated as efficiently and sustainably as possible. It builds on the Town’s existing commitment to energy conservation. Click here for a copy of the CEP. A paper copy is available from the Planning, Development and Sustainability Department at Town Hall located at 1 Halton Hills Drive. Minutes of the Council meeting where the final CEP was considered, are available here.
- PDS-2014-0037: Final Corporate Energy Plan
- PDS-2014-0021: Corporate Energy Plan
- Report No. PDS-2013-0053 (dated June 5, 2013)
- Background Discussion Paper
- PDS-2013-0045 (dated May 6, 2013) - Status Update #1 Background Discussion Paper
- Report No. PDS-2013-0003 (dated January 7, 2013)
- Report No. ADMIN-2012-0031 (dated August 17, 2012)
- Halton Hills Hydro
- FCM Partners for Climate Protection
- Green Energy Act
- Community Sustainability Strategy
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