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Paper No. 1 - Building Smart Energy Communities:

Implementing Integrated Community Energy Solutions

Introduction

Building Smart Energy Communities: Implementing Integrated Community Energy Solutions

This is the introductory paper to the ICES Literacy Series and is intended for a broad audience. The paper explains the role and activity of QUEST as it relates to ICES.  It describes what ICES are and what they can accomplish at the city/community-wide, neighbourhood, and project levels. It lists the critical stakeholders in ICES and outlines the basic principles required to implement ICES. The paper closes by outlining QUEST’s role in advancing ICES now and going forward.

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