Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks – Emissions Performance Standards Program

OXARO provides all services required to operate, support, and maintain the SaaS solution used for the EPS program. This includes services for:

  • Project Management and Planning
  • SaaS Solution identification, selection, and configuration for custom back-end support and external interface
  • Secure cloud data hosting
Public Sector – Provincial Government of Ontario
Digital – Transformation, Solutions
SaaS Solution, OXARO Cloud

Background

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks created the Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) Program with the objective of driving greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions from large emitters while maintaining the competitiveness of Ontario businesses and minimizing carbon leakage. Emissions Performance Standards determine an emissions limit that industrial facilities must meet each year. The standards require emitters to either reduce their emissions or pay for exceeding limits. 

Impact

Regulating large emitters through the GHG EPS regulation is a key part of the government’s draft Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to meet Ontario’s share of Canada’s 2030 target. Through OXARO’s solution and services, the EPS Program encourages the industrial sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, maintains competitiveness of Ontario businesses, and minimizes carbon leakage or the risk of production leaving the province for other jurisdictions with less stringent climate policies. 

Project Scope

The Ministry required an IT solution using a Software as a Service (SaaS) model to operationalize the EPS program. This included the development, configuration, and customization of an IT solution, services for ongoing support, maintenance and technology refresh, licensing, and hosting.

Deliverable Breakdown

  • Maintain program registration and compliance information
  • Provide overarching reports regarding program performance

Client Benefits

Subject matter expertise – Use of OXARO’s resources for project management, cloud hosting, and application development

Rapid deployment model – OXARO was able to deploy the solution quickly, leveraging existing cloud infrastructure and deployment of a low-code, highly configurable platform.

Locations

Headquarters

116 Albert St #1000, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G3

Innovation Center

116 Albert St #600 Ottawa, ON K1P 5G3