Clean Energy

Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP)

Every day you make energy decisions for your household, your business, your organization, and your community. Each decision sets our community on a course toward or away from a local energy economy and a clean energy future.


CEEP is a community-wide planning project to create Greater Sudbury’s local, clean energy future. The goal is to explore energy opportunities as a community, and create a vision for a local energy future that supports jobs and local economic development while improving quality of life and addressing climate change impacts.

The project will bring together: energy experts, City staff and officials, local business and institutions, not-for-profit organizations, and the community.

About the Project

Greater Sudbury’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) follows from decades of energy and emissions reduction initiatives in the community and responds to City Council’s May 28, 2019 Climate Emergency declaration. A climate change mitigation plan, it parallels the City’s climate change adaptation planning efforts. The CEEP uses energy, emissions, land-use, and financial modelling to determine the community-wide efforts required to meet a 2050 net-zero emissions target. The Plan also describes the efforts required to meet an 80% of 2016 emissions levels reduction target by 2050 for comparison.The CEEP employs three key concepts in determining its recommended actions:

  1. The Reduce-Improve-Switch paradigm (reduce energy use, improve efficiency,and switch to low-carbon energy sources);
  2. Community energy planning prioritization; and
  3. Infrastructure, mechanical, and energy systems turnover.

Please review the Draft CEEP (in the Document Library) and provide your suggestions and feedback through Over to You Greater Sudbury.

Document Library

Climate Change Survey - Oracle Poll
DRAFT Greater Sudbury Community Energy and Emissions Plan - Executive Summary
DRAFT Greater Sudbury Community Energy and Emissions Plan
Greater Sudbury CEEP Presentation - April 24, 2019
Greater Sudbury CEEP Presentation - October 4, 2018

CEEP is managed through the City’s Environmental Planning Initiatives Department, in partnership with Sustainability Solutions Group as the project consultant. The project is funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Province of Ontario. 

Share your ideas for making Greater Sudbury a better place to live, work and play on the City’s public engagement platform Over to You Greater Sudbury.