The Green Energy Act was introduced into Ontario legislature in 2009 to encourage energy conservation, renewable energy production, and to promote a green economy. This Act, regulation 397/11, requires the broader public sector hospitals to report their annual energy consumption to the Ministry of Energy each year, beginning July 1, 2013.

On December 7, 2018, the Ontario government passed Bill 34, Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018. The Bill repeals the Green Energy Act and all underlying Regulations, including O. Reg. 397/11. However, it re-enacts various provisions of the Green Energy Act in the Electricity Act, 1998.

The provisions that were re-introduced include conservation and energy efficiency initiatives, namely Conservation Demand Management plans and broader public sector energy reporting. The new regulation is called O. Reg. 507/18: Broader Public Sector: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans (ECDM). O. Reg. 507/18 has two requirements for public sector entitles, which include annual reporting of energy usage and Green House Gas emissions and development of an Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan every five years.


To learn more about Energy Management at SJHCG, please contact our Vice President, Finance and Information Services, at 519-824-6000 ext. 4105.