At the Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital, we believe that patients and their families, staff and the community need a healthy environment and we want to be part of that goal, by ensuring we operate in a sustainable and ecologically efficient manner. We consider the key to achieving this goal starts by using our facilities efficiently and effectively and maximizing our ability to provide the highest quality of healthcare services while integrating environmental stewardship into all aspects of facility operations.
O. Reg. 397/11: Conservation and Demand Management Plans was introduced in 2013. Under this regulation, public agencies were required to report on energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and develop Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) plans the following year.
Until recently, O. Reg. 397/11 was housed under the Green Energy Act, 2009 (GEA). On December 7, 2018, the Ontario government passed Bill 34, Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018. The Bill repealed the GEA and all its underlying Regulations, including O. Reg. 397/11. However, it re-enacted various provisions of the GEA under the Electricity Act, 1998.
As a result, the conservation and energy efficiency initiatives, namely CDM plans and broader public sector energy reporting, were re-introduced as amendments to the Electricity Act. The new regulation is now called O. Reg. 507/18: Broader Public Sector: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans (ECDM).
As of January 1, 2019, O. Reg. 397/11 was replaced by O. Reg. 507/18, and BPS reporting and ECDM plans are under the Electricity Act, 1998 rather than the Green Energy Act, 2009.
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