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What Is A

Community Energy Plan?

A Community Energy Plan is a plan that identifies current energy usage, future energy needs, a community’s energy vision & goals, and an implementation plan for achieving the vision and goals. 


A Community Energy Plan helps to improve energy efficiency and reduce electricity consumption at the community level. It also helps communities consider opportunities for renewable energy solutions, and can promote a greater interest, awareness and understanding about energy planning. 


A good energy planning process involves and educates the community and ensures the creation of a well-informed vision and goals that have community buy-in and support.  There are a variety of funding and support programs across Canada that assist with  

What are the steps in the Energy Planning Process?


  • Stage 1 - Understanding the Community Energy Landscape

  • Stage 2 - Convening Stakeholders and Building the Energy Team

  • Stage 3 - Community Engagement and Energy Education

  • Stage 4 - Developing a Community Energy Vision

  • Stage 5 - Assessing Energy Needs and Resources

  • Stage 6 - Identifying Specific Energy Goals and Projects

  • Stage 7 - Creating the Business Case

  • Stage 8 - Implementing Energy Project Plans

  • Stage 9 - Monitoring, Reviewing, and Altering Plans

Energy Planning Resources

Support for Indigenous Community Energy Planning


IESO Indigenous Relations


Indigenous Clean Energy Programs

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