SaskPower and Honeywell agree to continue helping businesses save energy
SaskPower and Honeywell have signed a five-year contract to continue their Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Program in Saskatchewan.
“SaskPower and Honeywell will continue their alliance to help our province’s larger businesses reduce their energy use, and their energy costs,” said Bill Boyd, the minister responsible for SaskPower. “The EPC program also delivers significant environmental benefits, and plays an important role in our efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”
EPC is an energy management service designed to help commercial and institutional customers reduce energy-related operating costs through upgrades to lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems. The energy and cost savings are guaranteed by SaskPower, which means upgrades can be done within current operating budgets.
“We are pleased to continue our alliance with Honeywell,” said Judy May, SaskPower vice-president, customer services. “Over the past 10 years, we’ve signed EPC projects to upgrade more than 200 facilities in Saskatchewan, including schools, commercial buildings, government and health facilities, as well as SaskPower’s own buildings in Regina.”
The projects underway to-date through the SaskPower/Honeywell alliance will realize combined annual customer utility savings of more than $5.1 million, and save over 32 million kWh of electricity each year.
“The program brings significant benefits to local organizations, upgrading facilities across the province while saving millions,” said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions.
SaskPower is the principal electricity supplier in Saskatchewan—a provincial Crown corporation that serves more than 467,000 customers and manages $4.5 billion in assets. It operates three coal-fired power stations, seven hydroelectric stations, four natural gas stations and two wind facilities, with a total available generation capacity of 3840 MW. The utility also maintains over 157,000 kilometres of power lines, 56 high-voltage switching stations and 184 distribution substations.
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April 19, 2010 By Anthony Capkun
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