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Energy Evolution Sounding Board Meeting
December 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Invite to Sounding Board Meeting (Dec 12th) and Upcoming Committee Meeting (Dec 17th)
- Invite to a Sounding Board Meeting on December 12th
- Update on the report going to the Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management Committee on December 17th
- Update on next steps
1. Sounding Board Meeting (December 12)
The standard protocol at Committee meetings is that public delegates address questions to the Chair, not directly to staff. As such, we invite you to join us for a Sounding Board on December 12th at the Nepean Sportsplex in advance of the Standing Committee of Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management meeting on the 17th. The purpose of this meeting is for city staff to:
- Provide an overview of the report (see link below under item 2) and supporting documentation
- Provide a forum for the Sounding Board to ask staff questions on the report
- Describe next steps and
- Understand how best to engage with the Sounding Board going forward
Energy Evolution Sounding Board Meeting Agenda
December 12, 2019 (8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Richmond Room, Nepean Sportsplex, Woodroffe Ave. S
|8:30 a.m.||Coffee / Refreshments|
|9:00 a.m.||Welcome and Introductions|
|9:15 a.m.||Overview of December 17 Report to Environment Committee
· 2017 and 2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory (GHG) Results
· Proposed short, mid and long-term community and corporate GHG emission reduction targets
· Proposed Climate Change Master Plan and eight priority actions (2020-2025)
|9:45 a.m.||Energy Evolution Project Status update
· Energy Evolution Model
· Draft Projects List
· Next Steps and how to engage with the Sounding Board going forward
|10:45 a.m.||Break out group discussions on proposed Energy Evolution projects – for those who wish to stay
· Private Action (Financing and Communications)
|11:45 a.m.||Report back from break out group discussions|
|12:00 p.m.||Meeting adjourned|
|Date:||Thursday, December 12, 2019|
|Time:||9:00am – 10:30am – Overview of the report|
|10:30am – 12:00pm – Staff will be available to answer detailed questions|
|Location:||Richmond Room, Nepean Sportsplex, Woodroffe Ave. S|
2. Climate Change Master Plan and Energy Evolution Report
Staff will be bringing forward a report to the Standing Committee of Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management Committee on December 17, 2019 that includes:
- Results of the 2017 and 2018 greenhouse gas (GHG) Inventories.
- Recommended short, medium and long-term GHG emission reduction targets for the City of Ottawa and the community as a whole.
- The proposed Climate Change Master Plan (formerly the Air Quality and Climate Change Management Plan), including a description, drivers and status update for each of the eight priority actions proposed under the Climate Change Master Plan.
- A project status update on Energy Evolution including the draft energy and emissions model and a draft list of proposed projects to be more fully developed as part of the Energy Evolution Final Report.
- A proposed spending plan for $210,000 of unspent 2017 and 2018 Hydro Ottawa Dividend Surplus funds.
At any Committee meeting, public delegations have an opportunity to speak or present on any agenda item for up to five minutes. If a resident is unable to attend the meeting but wishes to provide comments on a given report, they can reach out to the Committee meeting coordinator. For the Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water, and Waste Management, the coordinator is Chris Zwierzchowski and his email address is Christopher.email@example.com.
|Date:||Tuesday, December 17, 2019|
|Time:||Meeting begins at 9:30 am and the report is first on the agenda|
|Location:||Champlain Room (Heritage Building), City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. W|
3. Next Steps
We recognize that this meeting is being held with short notice and commit to circulating the presentation materials after the December 12 Sounding Board meeting for those unable to attend. An update with Committee’s recommendation to Council will be circulated after the December 17 Committee Meeting.
The final report for Energy Evolution is recommended to be brought forward in Q2 2020.
As such, staff will in early 2020:
- Finalize the energy and emissions model
- Complete a financial and affordability analysis of the model
- Work with stakeholders to develop descriptions of the proposed projects listed in the report
- Develop a proposed spending plan for the 2019 Hydro Ottawa Dividend Surplus
Questions can be sent to the Climate Change and Resiliency Team at firstname.lastname@example.org