Alectra Utilities presents Moore Packaging Corp. with an $85,840 cheque for energy savings
June 21, 2018 — Alectra Utilities’ Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) team presented a Save on Energy Retrofit Program incentive cheque for $85,840 to Moore Packaging Corp. following the completion of a recent project to replace compressors at the company’s facility in Barrie, Ont.
By Ellen Cools
Moore Packaging, a custom manufacturer of industrial and retail packaging, uses compressed air systems in its production facility to operate their pumps, die cutting and corrugating equipment.
Alectra Utilities’ CDM team helped Moore Packaging upgrade three aging fixed speed air compressors. This included adding an ‘intelligent controller’ component to optimize the compressed air system to achieve maximum energy efficiency based on the facility’s current demand. The new compressed air system now offers constant air pressure and process stability, along with reduced noise levels.
The replacement project is expected to result in demand savings of 107.3 kW, or an energy savings of 700,983 kWh, equal to approximately 13.2% of the company’s annual power consumption.
“Thanks to the support we received from Alectra Utilities’ Conservation Team, we’ve upgraded our compressed air to a new intelligent system, and the compressors now run at the right speed, and only when they’re needed,” said Ted Cooper, plant manager, Moore Packaging. “We’re on track to save about $100,000 on our hydro bill annually, not to mention improved process stability; as a bonus, it’s much quieter, which makes for a more comfortable workplace.”