Clean, renewable energy comes from natural sources such as wind, sunshine and moving water. Increased renewable energy generation has reduced our energy system’s reliance on coal and other fossil fuel generation, thereby reducing GHG emissions and improving air quality.
Renewable energy generated in Mississauga has gone up since 2010.
The main source of renewable energy generation in Mississauga is solar. This energy production is on the rise, but currently provides a very small portion of the total energy requirements. It fulfills 0.4% of the highest (average peak) demand.
- 2010: 149 kW
- 2011: 2100 kW
- 2012: 3631 kW
- 2013: 6150 kW
6150 kW is enough to power 1 ½ Trillium Hospitals during peak energy consumption.
Managing Clean Energy
The City of Mississauga supports renewable energy generation both on public and private lands:
- The Hershey Centre has 144 photovoltaic panels on its roof. These solar panels generate approximately 25 kW of electricity. This reduces carbon dioxide emission by 25,000 kilograms per year.
- Huron Park Recreation Centre uses solar energy to heat water. Estimated greenhouse gas emissions reduction is 43 tonnes per year, equivalent to removing 18 cars from roads.
- The City of Mississauga supports renewable energy projects that are applying to the Provincial Feed-in Tariff program. The Feed-in Tariff program has provided incentive to increase the use and production of renewable energy in Ontario.