Provincial Conservation Programs
Conservation Demand Management (CDM) programs are mandatory for all Power Corporations / LDCs in Ontario between 2010 – 2020. The programs’ purpose is to reduce the amount of energy consumption. It is cheaper to conserve a kWh than to produce a kWh!
Regulated Conservation Programs
APC, FAPC and KPC chose to deliver conservation programs to customers through two CDM programs:
APC, KPC, and FAPC started CDM delivery in 2013 – 3 years late. Concessions were provided to accommodate remote factor, late start, and lack of capacity and resources.
Addressing the Challenges: Adapting Provincial CDM Programs to Remote FN Communities
- COTC staff educated and informed the government about the specific needs of remote FN communities.
- Educated Power Corporation General Managers and Board members about mandatory CDM programs and regulatory issues
- Formed a working group with three GMs and some Board members, FNEI CEO and COTC staff – regular presentations to update and inform
- COTC staff worked with the Power Corporations’ lawyer to adapt the Provincial CDM plans to suit their needs