Community Energy Implementation Framework

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Organization: 
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow

Community Energy Implementation FrameworkThe Community Energy Implementation Framework is a guide intended to help communities move CEPs from a vision to implementation.

The Community Energy Implementation Framework should be used with the Community Energy Implementation Readiness Survey available here. Together, the Community Energy Implementation Framework and the Community Energy Implementation Readiness Survey are intended to accelerate the implementation of community energy projects and programs.

Download the Community Energy Implementation Framework

The Community Energy Implementation Readiness Survey is a self-evaluation tool that enables communities to assess the degree to which critical success factors are in place to support CEP implementation. The Community Energy Implementation Readiness Survey contains success factors for implementation, the Community Energy Implementation Framework contains strategies that contain insights and advice to achieve success factors for implementation.

The Community Energy Implementation Framework includes 10 strategies that provide insights, advice and a proposed path forward to:

  • Foster widespread political, staff and stakeholder support
  • Build staff and financial capacity for implementation
  • Embed energy into the plans, policies and processes of the local government

Table of Contents

About the Community Energy Implementation Framework
An Overview of Energy Planning in Canadian Communitie
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Strategy 1 - Develop a compelling rationale for undertaking the CEP
Strategy 2 - Collaborate with a political champion and engage council
Strategy 3 - Develop a governance model that supports a community energy transition
Strategy 4 - Determine which department and staff person(s) will oversee CEP implementation
Strategy 5 - Engage staff across the local government. Identify staff champions and embed the CEP into staff job descriptions
Strategy 6 - Define how the CEP will generate value for community stakeholders
Strategy 7 - Engage community stakeholders and recognize their implementation progress
Strategy 8 - Monitor and report on CEP implementation
Strategy 9 - Develop an implementation budget and work within your means
Strategy 10 - Embed the CEP into plans and policies
Appendix I - Framework Methodology
Appendix II - Resources to Get Started with your CEP
Appendix III - Case Study Reference Guide
Appendix IV - Federal, Provincial and Territorial Organizations

Year: 
2016
Format: 
Research report
Categories: 
Environment
Research & Development
Renewable energy
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