The Highlands East Energy Conservation & Demand Management Plan has been developed as part of the Green Energy Act 2009, O.Reg. 397/11 that came in to force on January 1st, 2012. The regulation applies to all public agencies in Ontario, including municipalities and municipal service boards responsible for the treatment or pumping of water or sewage.
The Ontario Provincial Government requires public agencies to better understand and manage their energy consumption. Therefore, the purposes of the regulation is for public agencies to report annually on energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for buildings and facilities in which the agency conducts its operations from, that are heated or cooled or are related to the treatment or pumping of water or sewage.
In addition to the energy usage reporting, public agencies are required to develop a five (5) year energy conservation plan, published online and commencing July 1st, 2014.
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