City seeks Community Energy Initiative task force members

Guelph, Ont., September 7, 2016 – The City is recruiting members to form a task force to lead the Community Energy Initiative (CEI).

“We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about energy or involved with energy programs, policy or research to join the task force,” says Rob Kerr, manager of Community Energy. “We want to establish a community forum open to all perspectives and areas of expertise.”

The task force will guide, oversee, and report to the community and Council on the priorities and progress of the Community Energy Initiative.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Friday, September 30. Interested individuals are encouraged to send their name, contact information and responses to the following questions to Rob Kerr at or City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3A1.

  1. Which stakeholder group do you represent (e.g. business/ industry, academia, home builder/developer, general public, etc.)? If you are involved with a particular organization, please name the organization and your position.
  2. What is your involvement with community energy programs, policy or research?
  3. Why do you want to join the Task Force?

The task force is to include up to 16 individuals or representatives from the following areas:

  • Business/industry (maximum 3 members)
  • Home builder/development industry (maximum 2 members)
  • Energy/environmental interest group (maximum 3 members)
  • Academia (maximum 2 members)
  • Guelph Wellington Chamber of Commerce (maximum 1 member)
  • Provincial/Federal government (maximum 2 members)
  • Members of the public/residential rate payers (maximum 3 members)

Applications will be selected based on the terms of reference criteria and those who are successful will be contacted in October.

The first meeting will take place in November.

The development of the task force is part of the City’s efforts to re-focus the CEI as a community-led initiative.

For more information

Rob Kerr
Manager, Community Energy
519-822-1260 extension 2079