Energy Management Plan

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INTRODUCTION | July 2014

In 2014, the town implemented an Energy Management Tool (EMT) provided by the Local Authority Services, Association of Municipalities of Ontario ( AMO). It is currently used to track ongoing energy usage based on utility bills and assess the data needed to identify opportunities for energy conservation improvements, whether operational or capital.

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COMMITMENT

Declaration of Commitment

Council Resolution: We will allocate the necessary resources to develop and implement a strategic energy management plan that will reduce our energy consumption and its related environmental impact.

Vision

We exercise stewardship in our use of finite energy resources to demonstrate leadership, optimize our delivery of services, and enhance the overall quality of life in our community.

Policy

We will incorporate energy efficiency into all areas of our activity including our organizational and human resources management procedures, procurement practices, financial management and investment decisions, and facility operations and maintenance.

Goals

To continuously improve the energy efficiency of our facilities and processes in order to reduce our operating costs, our energy consumption and the concomitant greenhouse gas emissions.

Overall Target

We will reduce our consumption of fuels and electricity in all municipal operations each year between now and 2020.

Objectives

  1. To implement energy audits on all municipal facilities during the next five years;
  2. To convert all lighting in town facilities, parking lots and street lighting to LED. This conversion began in 2012 with the Municipal Office Building.

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ORGANIZATIONAL UNDERSTANDING

Municipal Energy Needs

We need reliable, low-cost, sustainable energy sources delivering energy to the most efficient facilities and energy-consuming technology feasible.

Stakeholder Needs

Internal stakeholders (Council, CAO, staff) need to be able to clearly communicate the corporate commitment to energy efficiency, and to develop the skills and knowledge required to implement energy management practices and measures. External stakeholders (the Province, community citizens and groups) need the municipality to be accountable for energy performance and to minimize the energy component of the costs of municipal services.

Municipal Energy Situation

Our assessment of organizational capacity for energy management with respect to energy policy; organizational structure; employee awareness, skills and knowledge; energy information management; communications; and investment practices indicates the following: The Town of Mono has pursued many measures to improve the energy efficiency of municipal equipment. Some of these measures include: Interior and exterior lighting upgrades at The town offices and Monora Park Pavillion Proposal to Council for conversion to LED street lighting Approved FIT project for solar photovoltaic applications at Town facilities. As the understanding of corporate energy consumption improves, staff will be equipped with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions. This improved understanding will also reveal how simple actions like commissioning and maintenance procedures can improve existing equipment efficiency.

How We Manage Energy Today

The management of energy consumption and the energy performance of our facilities and equipment are the responsibilities of: Finance (cost management), Works Department (maintenance), Department managers (operations), and the CAO for leadership.

Summary of Current Energy Consumption, Cost and GHGs

Summaries of energy consumption and greenhouse gas may be found in appendices to this plan.

Trends in Energy Consumption

Our energy consumption decreased due to efficiency created by upgrading our buildings with spray foam insulation, high efficiency furnaces and LED lighting retrofits. This trend will continue with additional upgrades and retrofits.

Summary of Current Technical Practices

Our assessment of operations and maintenance practices, facility and equipment condition, and energy performance indicators establishes the following priorities:

  1. Development of standard operating procedures incorporating energy efficiency optimization,
  2. Enhancement of preventative maintenance procedures,
  3. Continuation of our retrofit of lighting system in Mono Centre Community Centre in 2015,
  4. Implementation of the LED Street lighting conversion in 2014.

Renewable Energy Utilized or Planned

The Town of Mono aspires to show leadership in the promotion and development of renewable energy systems that are compatible with our asset management and land use planning objectives. As a result, we have applied for and received approval to develop a solar photovoltaic system on the rooftop of the municipal garage/shop building, subject to capacity of the adjoining street hydro system to take the resultant additional current. The town will consider possibilities for additional roof top installations on municipal buildings.

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

Links with other municipal plans

As an integral component of the management structure, the energy management plan is coordinated with the municipality's budget planning process, preventative maintenance plans, environmental management plan, and the overall asset management plan.

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STRUCTURE PLANNING

Staffing requirements and duties

We will incorporate energy efficiency into standard operating procedures and the knowledge requirements for operational jobs.

Consideration of energy efficiency for all projects

We will incorporate life cycle cost analysis into the design procedures for all capital projects.

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RESOURCES PLANNING

Energy Leader

We will clearly designate leadership and overall responsibility for corporate energy management.

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PROCUREMENT PLANNING

Consideration of energy efficiency for all projects

We will incorporate life cycle cost analysis into the design procedures for all capital projects.

Consideration of energy efficiency of acquired equipment

Our purchasing procedures will be modified as required to incorporate energy efficiency into the criteria for selection of materials and equipment.

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IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING

Building Standards

We will develop criteria for the design and/or acquisition of new buildings that include energy performance factors and that use as appropriate the principles embedded in performance standards such as LEED and the Model National Energy Code for Buildings.

Business Procedures

We will carry out a comprehensive review of all business processes and modify them as necessary in order to incorporate energy efficiency considerations.

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PROJECTS EXECUTION

Municipal Level

We will carry out the required development of business procedures and communication programs and implement them methodically according to the planned time lines within the resources constraints that apply.

Asset Level

We use department and facility energy team representatives to facilitate the implementation of facility level business procedures and communication initiatives, including energy performance reporting.

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REVIEW

Municipal Energy Plan Review

We will review and evaluate our energy plan, revising and updating it as necessary, on an annual basis within our corporate planning process.

Discussion of Progress

We will correlate our progress towards corporate goals and objectives, and update those goals and objectives accordingly.

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EVALUATION PROGRESS

Energy Consumption

Overall Target: We will reduce our overall municipal energy consumption (from all facilities and streetlights) by 5% from 2014 (based on baseline data) to 2019. The baseline was determined by averaging the annual consumption in ekWh for 2011 and 2012 for all facilities reported under Regulation 397/11 plus streetlights as they are such a significant energy consumer.

Green House Gas Emission

Governments at all levels are moving to address emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs), in light of scientific evidence on how human activities are affecting the world's climate. For more information on the science, see http://www.ipcc.ch/. The combustion of fossil fuels in buildings is a major source of GHG emissions that fall under local government influence. Municipalities can lower emissions by improving energy efficiency of buildings and using more renewable energy. The Town of Mono is committed to both objectives through the development and implementation of this Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (CDM). We will continue to track and report on GHGs as part of our regular reporting on energy consumption and will evaluate progress in this area against our overall reduction target.

Cost

Summary of Current Energy Consumption, Cost and GHGs: The current energy usage by building is detailed in Appendix A. Our energy usage is updated monthly in the Energy Planning Tool (EPT) and reported annually to the Ministry of Energy.

Energy Consumption: We will review and evaluate our energy plan, revising and updating it as necessary, on an annual basis as based on the Energy Consumption Reports that are submitted to the Ministry of Energy on an annual basis as required under Regulation 397/11.

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APPENDICES

Appendix A – Projects

Description

Facility

Contact

Start

End

Status

Cost

Save (ekWh/yr)

Save ($)

ROI

LED Streetlight

Town of Mono Streetlights

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2014-07-01

2014-12-31

Active [0%]

314000

153686

40000

8

Details

Retrofit streetlights from HID to LED technology

 

LED Lighting Upgrade

Monora Park Pavillion

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2014-01-02

2014-07-31

Active [85%]

19485

26457

3969

5

Details

Convert lighting fixtures to LED.

 

LED Lighting Upgrade

Mono Community Centre

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2015-01-02

2015-07-03

Pending [0%]

27930

32107

4816

6

Details

Convert lighting fixtures to LED.

 

Retrofit parking lot lighting to LED.

Monora Park Pavillion

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2014-07-02

2014-12-31

Pending [0%]

3200

2896

1248

 

Details

Retrofit parking lot lighting to LED

 

Retrofit parking lot lighting to LED

Mono Community Centre

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2014-07-02

2014-12-31

Pending [0%]

4500

4344

1872

3

Details

Retrofit parking lot lighting to LED

 

Install Solar Photo-voltaic Panels

Public Works Shop

Mike Dunmore, Director of Public Works

2014-07-02

2015-06-30

Pending [0%]

380000

0

0

8

Details

Install a 100 kw solar photo-voltaic panel system on the shop roof.

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Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2015

Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2015

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Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2014

Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2014

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Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2013

Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2013

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Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2012

Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2012

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Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2011

Appendix B - Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions | 2011

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