Under the Electricity Act, 1998 all municipalities must comply with the Broader Public Sector: Energy Reporting and Conservation and Demand Management Plans regulation. This regulation requires the City to prepare an Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan that is updated every five years, and to compile and submit their energy consumption data annually. For more information see the Broader Public Sector: Energy Reporting and Conservation and Demand Management Plans regulation

Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

The City's first Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (ECDM Plan) was approved by Council in 2014. Energy conservation efforts from 2014 to 2019 achieved the following:

  • Lighting incentives to replace existing inefficient light bulbs (fluorescent and incandescent) to more energy efficient fluorescent bulbs – resulting in 21% decrease in normalized electrical energy intensity
  • Streetlight incentive to retrofit all City-owned streetlights to LED lights – resulting in 41% decrease in annual costs
  • HVAC incentives to upgrade heating and ventilation units at Roselawn and the Library – resulting in a 20% reduction in normalized natural gas energy intensity and the Library, and a 10% reduction at Roselawn.

More details on these projects and others success stories can be found in the new EDCM Plan, which was approved by Council in June 2019.

The new ECDM Plan is built upon the successful foundation laid by the City's 2014-2019 ECDM Plan.

New for the 2019-2024 Plan, are a set of four quantitative goals with respect to energy management:

GoalTargetYear achieved by

Reduce annual energy intensity associated with electricity

10% reduction in annual energy intensity

2024

Reduce electricity consumption from computer server

25% reduction in electricity used by computer servers

2024

Electricity reduction from limiting unnecessary electricity usage

200,000kWh reduction from electricity consumption associated with lighting and plug load

2024

Manage load demand and energy consumption for an overall reduction

15% reduction of yearly kWh/HDD

2024

Please review the ECDM Plan for more information on targets, initiatives and more.

Annual Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reports

The City produces an annual Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions report. The report includes energy consumption data (electricity and natural gas) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for all City facilities that are heated and/or cooled. The data from two calendar years previous is used for each annual report (i.e., 2017 data reported in 2019, 2018 data reported in 2020 and so on). The City must submit the report to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.

Reports are available free of charge at the Engineering and Operations Centre, located at 1 Killaly Street West, or by clicking on the report links below:

2017 GHG Emissions Report

2016 GHG Emissions Report

2015 GHG Emissions Report

2014 GHG Emissions Report

2013 GHG Emissions Report