2025 clean power commitment for federal buildings


As part of the 2016 Pan-Canadian Framework of Clean Growth and Climate Change, the federal government set a goal of using 100% clean power by 2025. During the 2019 election campaign the Government committed to accelerating this timeframe by three years. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)’stechnical and procurement expertise will be a key enabler for this initiative.

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Clean power is defined as electricity that is produced from non-greenhouse gas emitting energy sources. In Canada, the majority of clean electricity, provided by utilities, comes from hydro-electric, nuclear, wind, and solar power generation.

PSPC is evaluating the best approach to putting in place Power Purchase Agreements to satisfy Government of Canada requirements for clean electricity. The Power Purchase Agreements will require the construction of new non-greenhouse gas emitting electricity production.

The cost for clean power will be dependent on the approach that PSPC takes to establishing the Power Purchase Agreements and capacity of the industry.

PSPC (The Real Property Services Branch in collaboration with Western and Atlantic Region) is collaborating with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Centre for Greening Government and the Department of National Defence on a National strategy to meet this Government of Canada commitment.

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