The Municipality of Wawa, with financial support from the Ministry of Energy and assistance from the Wawa Economic Development Corporation and Algoma Power Inc., has completed the Wawa Energy Plan.
The Wawa Energy Plan will help Wawa to assess the community’s energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; identify opportunities to conserve, improve energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions; consider impact of future growth and options for local clean energy generation; and support local economic development.
The Municipality of Wawa believes that the development of a community energy plan will assist it in exploring energy-related opportunities and challenges while identifying ways that local residents and businesses can manage their future energy use. It has contracted with the Economic Development Corporation to develop the plan over the next 12 to 18 months. Stakeholder engagement and public input into the plan is very important to the process and there will be future opportunities for local residents to provide input into the Energy Plan through surveys, social media and workshops.
In August, an Energy Advisory Committee was established to assist in the development of Wawa’s community energy plan with representatives from:
- Economic Development Wawa – Jim McHardy, Andy Stevens and Russell Reid
- Municipality of Wawa – Councillor Ron Rody, Councillor Yvan Besner, Chris Wray, CAO/Clerk Treasurer and Jason Morrison, NITGC
- Algoma Power Inc. – Jody Tait, Energy Conservation Advisor
- Ministry of Natural Resources – Ralph Spaans
- Local Residents
Watch the Wawa Energy Plan Video below to learn more and meet some of the faces behind the vision!