Government of Ontario / 14 January 2015
Ontario is supporting local energy planning through the Municipal Energy Plan (MEP) program. Launched in 2013, the MEP program supports municipalities’ efforts to better understand their local energy needs, identify opportunities for energy efficiency and clean energy, and develop plans to meet their goals.
A MEP takes an integrated approach to energy planning by aligning energy, infrastructure and land use planning. MEPs will help municipalities:
- Assess the community’s energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- Identify opportunities to conserve, improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions
- Consider impact of future growth and options for local clean energy generation
- Support local economic development.