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Accelerating Smart Energy Communities

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Accelerating Smart Energy Communities

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The Community Solutions Network is a program of Future Cities Canada. Led by Evergreen, the Network is designed to help communities build service area capacity and improve the lives of residents using data and connected technology approaches. In partnership with QUEST Canada, the Network is delivering a series of innovation workshops on the relationship between data, technology and smart energy. The workshops will provide an opportunity for municipalities, Indigenous communities, municipal networks, academics, and subject-matter experts from across Atlantic region to connect, share, and ask questions around community energy planning best practices. Communities with an energy plan have a vision and strategy for local economic development, improved environmental and public health, reduced GHG emissions, climate resilience and much more!

In this event, we’ll dive deep into four highly-requested topics associated with community energy planning:

  • Financials
  • Governance and Staff Capacity
  • Data Acquisition
  • Stakeholder and Public Engagement

The workshop will include several interactive sessions to share ideas and personal experiences with community energy planning. The workshop will also feature special guest speaker and QUEST Senior Associate, Rob Kerr, President of Robert J. Kerr + Associates, to discuss the economic benefits of Community Energy Planning.

Here is the preliminary agenda for the workshop:

1:00-1:05 p.m. Welcome and Introduction, Land Acknowledgement

1:05-1:15 p.m. Evergreen Community Solutions Network presentation

1:15-1:30 p.m. Introduction to Smart Energy Communities and the SEC Benchmark tool

1:30-1:55 p.m. Presentation on Economic Impact and Financial Mechanisms

1:55-2:15 p.m. Break out discussion / exercise

2:15-2:20 p.m. Debrief

2:20-2:25 p.m. Health Break

2:25-2:50 p.m. Presentation on Governance, Staff Capacity, and Data Needs

2:50-3:10 p.m. Break out discussion / exercise

3:10-3:15 p.m. Debrief

3:15-3:30 p.m. Presentation on Stakeholder and Public Engagement

3:30-3:50 p.m. Break out discussion / exercise

3:50-3:55 p.m. Debrief

3:55-4:00 p.m. Wrap-Up Discussion

We look forward to seeing you then!

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