Corporate Energy Management Plan
About the Corporate Energy Management Plan:
The Corporate Energy Management Plan (CEMP) was created to improve the City of Markham’s energy management strategies, resources, and effectiveness. The CEMP illustrates key areas for actions that the City intends on pursuing to better manage energy and maintain its status as a Leader in Sustainability.
The CEMP is intended to meet all of the criteria established by; Ontario Regulation 397/11: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001, and Partners in Climate Protection’s (PCP) Corporate Milestones Two and Three.
Green Energy Act’s Ontario Regulation 397/11: Energy Conservation and Demand Management
The Green Energy Act, released in 2009 by the Ministry of Energy, contained a directive for a regulation for the broader public sector (BPS, also known as Municipal, University, Schools and Hospitals (MUSH)) to develop and report their energy conservation and demand management plans. In August of 2011, the Province enacted Ontario Regulation 397/11 Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans.
Ontario Regulation 397/11 Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans require the following of Markham:
- Completion, publication, and submission to the Ministry of Energy and our website with Markham’s Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emission Template for one year of operations by July 1, 2013 and annually thereafter;
- Development and publication of a 5-year detailed energy conservation and demand management plan with targets approved by senior management by July 1, 2014;
- By July 1, 2019 and every five years thereafter, publish an update to the original plan that reviews measures implemented, their actual results, forecast planned measure impacts, and any changes made to achieve our targets.