By turning our communities into Smart Energy Communities, we can improve energy efficiency, cut costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. So what is a Smart Energy Community?
First, a Smart Energy Community integrates conventional energy networks. That means that the electricity, natural gas, district energy, and transportation fuel networks in a community are better coordinated to match energy needs with the most efficient energy source.
Second, a Smart Energy Community integrates land use, recognizing that poor land use decisions can equal a whole lot of energy waste.
Third, a Smart Energy Community harnesses local energy opportunities.