Building Tools to Plan for the Transition to Distributed Renewable Energy

CEKAP launched a project that aims to increase the capacity of communities and local planners to anticipate and manage the landscape impacts of distributed renewable energy (DRE) development within their region. We are focused on ‘land-based’ DRE (wind, solar, biomass) for now, but will expand focus to rooftop solar and others soon. The project combines spatial analysis and community engagement to enable smart and socially inclusive local energy planning. Read more

Date Published: May 18, 2018
Written by: Kirby Calvert
Category: Uncategorised

 

Retooling Community Energy Planning – Workshop Report

In the fall of 2017, CEKAP conducted a series of workshops across Canada aimed at facilitating conversation surrounding the use of analytical tools in the community energy planning process.  The goal of the workshops – to share expertise across the CEKAP partnership in order to identify potential improvements to analytical tools – will better enable decision-makers in the energy planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes. Read more

Date Published: April 27, 2018
Written by: Jenessa Doherty
Category: Blog

 

New Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College

In a growing population where families are continuing to settle in urban areas, meeting residential energy needs is an issue that has not lost momentum.  Cities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe are increasingly moving toward the adoption of municipal climate change action plans that align with provincial and federal frameworks on clean growth.  Many of which carry a strong focus on meeting those energy needs.  Read more

Date Published: April 27, 2018
Written by: Jenessa Doherty
Category: Blog, Uncategorised

 

Net-Metering in Ontario: Current Issues and Challenges

I recently attended a conference call held by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) on the state of the policy discussions with the OEB. This blog will outline some of the main issues and concerns surrounding net-metering currently being discussed by energy companies, consultants, energy co-operatives, and businesses and industry looking to offset their energy consumption, as well as provide a short discussion on the pros and cons of net-metering value models. Read more

Date Published: July 20, 2017
Written by: Adlar Gross
Category: Blog