Toward First Principles of Community Energy Planning

First principles ensure coordination of efforts, and position for success. This blog will excavate, evaluate, and refine the ‘first principles’ of community energy planning. My insights build on the Getting to Implementation project, inspired conversations with leading practitioners, and my experience as co-chair of the City of Guelph’s energy task force. Read more

Date Published: June 23, 2017
Written by: Kirby Calvert
Category: Uncategorised


A Peek into Generation Capacity Factors

Power plants seldom run at full capacity. The ratio of electrical energy output over a period of time to the maximum possible electric energy output over the same time period is called ‘capacity factor’. Using data from IESO, this visualization shows you how the avg. capacity factor of electricity generators can vary by source, season and time. Read more

Date Published: April 5, 2017
Written by: Abhi
Category: Blog


Energy Efficiency and Community Energy Planning

The world’s population is becoming increasingly urbanized. As of 2015 more than 50% of us live in cities; 70% of us will live in cities by 2050. Our cities need to become more energy efficient if we are to meet global climate objectives.  Well-designed energy efficiency programs bring a range of local social and economic benefits. Read more

Date Published: November 17, 2016
Written by: Abhi
Category: Blog