Energy Planning

Smart Management Practices – Energy

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Energy Use in Canada

Visit Canadian Geographic’s website and see that where and how we live affects how much energy we consume. Here’s what Canada would look like if the provinces and territories were scaled to represent the amount of energy they use.


Tools available to address energy issues

Community Energy Planning (CEP) helps a community identify and address its energy needs.

The purpose of the CEP is to help the community achieve a variety of benefits, including lower cost energy, improved energy efficiency, cleaner air and economic development opportunities.

Using principles such as sustainability, affordability, and environmental preservation, communities engage in a multi-step planning process to identify and evaluate how energy is used in the community (energy demand) and how that energy is supplied to the community (energy supply).

The Arctic Energy Alliance is also available to help communities create and implement Community Energy Plans. AEA has been working with some of the largest and smallest communities in the NWT over the last few years and have used that experience to produce a CEP toolkit for NWT communities.

AEA is a not-for-profit society established in 1997 to assist communities, the territorial government, business and consumers to work together to reduce the costs and the environmental impact of energy use and utility services in the NWT.

The AEA website includes samples of completed Community Energy Plans, a link to download the CEP toolkit and more.

Contact the Arctic Energy Alliance

101-5102 51st Street
Yellowknife, NT X1A 1S7
Toll Free: 1-877-755-5855
Phone: 867 920 3333
Fax: 867 873 0303
Toll Free 1 877 755 5855

Office hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday to Friday. AEA is open during lunch hour.