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Corporate Energy Management Program

The Corporation of the City of London has been leading the way in energy management and energy conservation in municipal operations since the early 1990s. 

The 2014-2018 Corporate Energy Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plan had a primary goal to achieve a ten percent reduction in total annual corporate energy use by 2020, using 2014 as the baseline year. Some of the highlights of results as of 2018 include:

  • Total annual energy use have been reduced by 9%
  • Energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by 13%.
  • $12.5 million in energy costs have been avoided

City street lights have been converted to high efficiency LED lights and new buildings are being designed to sustainable design guidelines.  Wastewater facilities and water pumping stations have had energy-saving retrofits. Green Fleet initiatives, including using biofuels, purchasing hybrid vehicles and using smaller vehicles are underway and we continue to maximize efficiency through technological change. More details on these projects and others success stories can be found in section 3 of the 2019-2023 CDM Plan.

The new 2019-2023 CDM Plan is built upon the successful foundation laid by the City’s 2014-2018 CDM Plan. The 2019-2023 CDM Plan supports the City’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan and London’s Community Energy Action Plan (CEAP). The primary goal of this Plan is to:

  • Reduce total annual energy use by five percent from 2018 levels by 2023.

In addition, City staff will be assessing options for:

  • Achieving net-zero GHG emissions from municipal energy use by 2050 or sooner.

To get more details on the new CDM Plan, its targets and initiatives, follow the link: 2019-2023 CDM Plan.

Past Corporate Energy Reports & Activities  


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