July 2008 – Volume 2, Issue 7
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Welcome to the July Energy Management e-newsletter.
this hasn’t been the hottest of summers, peak energy use is still an
issue that we have to manage carefully on the warmest of days.
Ontario’s peaksaver program had its first workout earlier this month
and appears to have been a great success. For details, read the story
We are now only two short months away from
ENEX08, a two-day conference and trade show at which facilities
managers and other energy management professionals will be able to
learn how to better manage their energy use. Join us at Stage West in
Mississauga for two days of valuable networking and learning
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Invest in your energy future at ENEX08
has been the top-of-mind issue for industry over the past few years,
and managing energy use is becoming even more critical as costs rise
and profit margins narrow. But getting the critical information your
business needs can be a challenge.
To help industry
manage this challenge, the editors and publishers of Energy Management,
Green Business and PEM Plant Engineering and Maintenance magazines and
Canada’s largest manufacturing consortium, Excellence in Manufacturing
Consortium (EMC) have joined forces to create Canada’s leading energy
management & efficiency conference and exhibition.
(Energy Excellence 2008) is an innovative learning and networking
conference and exhibition focused on world-class best practices in
energy management and efficiency. The inaugural ENEX event is being
held September 23 & 24, 2008 at Stage West Hotel & Conference
Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
Full story: ENEX08
B.C. government selects Nexterra for two ICE Fund projects
B.C. Government has selected Nexterra Energy’s biomass gasification
technology to anchor two of 15 projects under the Innovative Clean
Energy (ICE) Fund, announced last week by Technology, Trade and
Economic Development Minister Ida Chong and Energy, Mines and Petroleum
Resources Minister Richard Neufeld.
Full story: Nexterra
Jones Lang LaSalle snaps up ECD
Lang LaSalle Incorporated, the integrated financial and professional
services firm specializing in real estate, recently announced the
acquisition of the environmental consulting firm, ECD Energy, best
known as the developer of technology underlying environmental rating
systems for buildings, including Green Globes for the Green Building
Initiative (GBI) and Go Green for the Building Owners and Managers
Association (BOMA) of Canada.
Full story: Jones Lang LaSalle
Energy efficiency incentives now easier to access in NB
owners and managers in New Brunswick can now make a single application
for financial incentives to increase their energy efficiency to both
the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick.
Full story: NB
Summer heat prompts Ontario's first activation of peaksaver program
Ontario's first significant summer heat upon us, peaksaver, a
residential and small business electricity demand reduction program
that temporarily powers down central air conditioning systems was
activated for the first time provincewide in early July.
estimated that the program, designed and administered by the Ontario
Power Authority (OPA) and co-ordinated by the Independent Electricity
System Operator (IESO), saved in excess of 40 megawatts during a day in
which temperatures reached as high as 32 degrees and the humidex went
as high as 38 in some parts of the province. The 40 MW of peak
reduction is equivalent to the peak electricity requirements of about
10,000 homes. peaksaver will be activated throughout the summer as
needed to mitigate peak demand.
Full story: Peaksaver
Canadian bioenergy industry goes global
Trade mission to World Bioenergy 2008 opens doors for the growth of Canada's bioenergy business
the 77-strong Canadian delegation stepped off the plane in Sweden, they
knew they were in bioenergy country. “The whole Arlanda airport is
heated with biomass,” said Paul Smallman, a woodlot owner from Prince
Like many Canadian delegates on the
trade mission to World Bioenergy 2008, the biggest biomass conference
in the world, Smallman went to Sweden with a mission: to learn from the
best, network and turn the experience into a viable renewable energy
business back home.
Full story: Bioenergy
The benefits of distributed energy
buildings that harness renewable energy from the environment will be
the workplace of the future, according to global economic and climate
change specialist Jeremy Rifkin. Rifkin delivered the keynote at the
opening session of the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo
in Minneapolis and discussed the global benefits of establishing a
distributed energy regime.
Watch the video: Rifkin
|ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS
ecoVations' linear fluorescent lighting fixtures
the specification fixture division of TCP, Inc., introduces its new
line of linear fluorescent lighting fixtures, each containing a lamp,
ballast and fixture combination system, as energy efficient
replacements for traditional metal halide high bay systems. Including
the Aisle Lighter fixture, ElitePlus Fluorescent High Bay, Enclosed
& Gasketted Fluorescent High Bay, Green Hi-Bay and Performance Bay,
the fixtures are all designed for optimum performance using either T5
or T8 lamps. more...
||AEGIS split-ring bearing protection kits
simplify predictive/preventive motor maintenance programs, Electro
Static Technology has introduced two new AEGIS SGR Split-Ring Bearing
Protection Kits — one for NEMA motors and one for IEC motors. Developed
for easy field installation without disassembly of coupled equipment,
these new split-ring kits are designed to provide clearance for shaft
shoulders, slingers, and other end-bell protrusions while protecting
bearings from electrical damage caused by circulating or shaft
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