CommunityEnergy Planning:<br />Policies and Tools<br />Peter Ostergaard<br />Smart Planning for Communities<br />April 14,...
Outline<br />Fraser Basin Council and Programs<br />Smart Planning for Communities program<br />Energy Planning: Policies ...
The Fraser Basin Council:<br />advancing sustainability throughout  BC<br />
Energy Efficiency and Buildings Toolkit<br />
Transportation: E-3 Fleets and <br />Transportation Demand Management Toolkit<br />
BC Climate Action Toolkit<br />toolkit.bc.ca<br />
Remote Community<br />Implementation Program <br />
What do we do?<br />1 Process Advice<br />2 Strategic Support<br />3 Education & Training<br />4 Technical Expertise<br />...
Funders Group<br /><ul><li> BC Hydro
 Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
 BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
 BC Ministry of Environment
 Real Estate Foundation of BC
 Canadian Rural Partnership</li></li></ul><li>Oh No! Not another Plan!<br />
Applying Sustainability Principlesto Existing Plans<br /><ul><li> Land use plans
 Infrastructure plans
 Sustainability Strategies & Charters
 Cultural & Arts Plans
 Social Service and Health Plans
 Climate Action Plans
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This presentation was delivered on the sunshine coast of British Columbia in the Spring of 2011. It covers ways for local governments to approach community energy planning.
Interested in having Peter present in your community?
Please contact Peter Ostergaard: postergaard@fraserbasin.bc.ca. (250) 888-3030

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  • Community Energy Planning: Policies and Tools

    1. 1. CommunityEnergy Planning:<br />Policies and Tools<br />Peter Ostergaard<br />Smart Planning for Communities<br />April 14, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />Fraser Basin Council and Programs<br />Smart Planning for Communities program<br />Energy Planning: Policies & Tools<br />Utility programs<br />Case Studies and Examples<br />Challenges<br />
    3. 3. The Fraser Basin Council:<br />advancing sustainability throughout BC<br />
    4. 4. Energy Efficiency and Buildings Toolkit<br />
    5. 5. Transportation: E-3 Fleets and <br />Transportation Demand Management Toolkit<br />
    6. 6. BC Climate Action Toolkit<br />toolkit.bc.ca<br />
    7. 7. Remote Community<br />Implementation Program <br />
    8. 8.
    9. 9. What do we do?<br />1 Process Advice<br />2 Strategic Support<br />3 Education & Training<br />4 Technical Expertise<br />5 Online Resources<br />
    10. 10. Funders Group<br /><ul><li> BC Hydro
    11. 11. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    12. 12. BC Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
    13. 13. BC Ministry of Environment
    14. 14. Real Estate Foundation of BC
    15. 15. Canadian Rural Partnership</li></li></ul><li>Oh No! Not another Plan!<br />
    16. 16. Applying Sustainability Principlesto Existing Plans<br /><ul><li> Land use plans
    17. 17. Infrastructure plans
    18. 18. Sustainability Strategies & Charters
    19. 19. Cultural & Arts Plans
    20. 20. Social Service and Health Plans
    21. 21. Climate Action Plans
    22. 22. Economic Development Plans
    23. 23. Food Security Plans
    24. 24. Community Energy Plans</li></li></ul><li>Energy Planning Policies and Tools<br />•Local Government Operations<br /> · Green Fleets, Green purchasing<br /> · Landfill gas<br /> · Heat recovery<br /> · Building retrofits<br />•Plans and Bylaws<br /> · OCPs, ORPs, density bonuses,<br /> · Fast tracking, checklists, DPAs,<br /> · Parking, tax exemptions…<br />•Climate Action Toolkit<br />
    25. 25. Range of Policy Types<br />MANDATORY<br />VOLUNTARY<br />POLICY TOOLS / INSTRUMENTS<br />
    26. 26. BC Hydro Community Energy Initiatives<br /><ul><li> Power Smart Sustainable Communities Program</li></ul> - Community Energy and Emissions Planning<br /> - Community Energy Managers<br /> - District Energy Systems: Funds for Studies and Capital Incentives<br /><ul><li> Standing Offer Program (Municipal Renewable Electricity)
    27. 27. Remote Community Electrification and Efficiency Programs</li></li></ul><li>Fortis Community<br />Energy Initiatives<br /><ul><li>Geoexchange, District Energy, Solar Thermal, Truck Fleet CNG Initiatives
    28. 28. “New Energy Solutions” Deferral Account
    29. 29. Delta School District Geoexchange and High Efficiency Boiler Projects
    30. 30. District Energy CPCN Applications: Quesnel CHP Wood Residue and</li></ul> Fraser Mills Geoexchange<br /><ul><li>Biomethane</li></li></ul><li>Significant DistrictEnergy Systems in BC<br />
    31. 31. Colwood Solar Program<br /><ul><li> $12 million total; $3.9 million from Natural Resources Canada
    32. 32. Partners: T’Souke First Nation; Royal Roads; Utilities;Westshore Chamber of Commerce
    33. 33. Retrofit 1000 homes (1in 6)
    34. 34. Solar Demos on Firehall
    35. 35. District Energy for “Grayfield” Redevelopment
    36. 36. EV Charging Infrastructure</li></li></ul><li>Challenges<br />• Risk of Losing Momentum Sideswiped by Economy<br />• “Downloading” Perception<br />• Resources Needed <br /> vs. Tax Room<br />• Mitigation Still Trumping<br /> Adaptation<br />• Electricity a Solution, Not a Problem, in BC<br />
    37. 37. Resources & Websites<br /><ul><li> BC Climate Action Toolkit (www.toolkit.bc.ca
    38. 38. Natural Resources Canada CANMET (www.canmetenergy.nrcan.gc.ca)</li></ul> - Community Energy Planning Guide<br /> - Factor 2 Communities: Programs and Projects<br /> - RETScreen<br /><ul><li> FCM Partners in Climate Protection (www. sustainablecommunities.ca)
    39. 39. Community Energy Association (www.communityenergy.bc.ca)
    40. 40. Smart Planning for Communities (www.smartplanningbc.ca)
    41. 41. CEA Funding Guide
    42. 42. Provincial, BC Hydro Programs</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />Peter Ostergaard<br />Province-wide Energy Specialist<br />Smart Planning for Communities<br />Fraser Basin Council<br />postergaard@fraserbasin.bc.cawww.smartplanningbc.caVictoria, BC (250) 888-3030<br />

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