Utilities
June 25, 2015 - NB Power says it is encouraging customers to save energy through a new program that will help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient.
June 24, 2015 - Horizon Utilities Corp. says its work with National Steel Car (the only producer of railroad cars in Canada, according to the company) for greater efficiencies has paid off; the company has saved an estimated 2,192,400 kWh per year through a $247,000 saveONenergy retrofit incentive.
June 17, 2015 - In today’s digital world of connected devices, energy consumers are nearly twice as likely to trust their energy providers to safeguard their personal data than to advise them on energy consumption, according to new research by Accenture.
June 5, 2015 - AltaLink, an electric transmission company in Alberta, says it has submitted a proposal to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), to save Albertans “more than $550 million between 2015 and 2017.”
May 20, 2015 - SaskPower’s Fridge Recycling Program is back to help homes get rid of old, power-hungry appliances.
May 20, 2015 - After two complaints citing unfairness, Efficiency Nova Scotia says it has agreed to accelerate plans to change its Business Energy Solutions program by Aug. 1, 2015. These changes will allow for “greater transparency, consistency and fairness in the marketplace”, the organization said.
May 20, 2015 - Toronto Hydro says it is the first local distribution company (LDC) to launch three new pilot programs under Ontario’s Conservation First framework.
May 15, 2015 - Stephen MacDonald is the new CEO of Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne, taking over the role from Allan Crandlemire, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
May 15, 2015 - New contracts offered under the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) Program will help companies across Ontario reduce electricity costs, increase competitiveness and better manage their electricity use, according to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
May 11, 2015 - FortisBC recently held its first bi-annual Efficiency in Action awards to recognize B.C. businesses that are conscientious about sustainability and working to conserve energy. The event celebrated energy-efficient upgrades that cumulatively saved enough energy to heat about 2,700 average Lower Mainland homes, according to FortisBC.
April 28, 2015 - Do you know a business, organization or leader who’s helped establish Nova Scotia as a leader in energy efficiency? If so, Efficiency Nova Scotia is giving you an opportunity to help celebrate their work, as nominations are now open for the 2015 Bright Business Awards.
April 23, 2015 - Horizon Utilities Corp. recognized five customers and contractors in St. Catharines and Hamilton, Ont. today for implementing “innovative energy conservation and demand management projects,” involving retrofits, lighting fixtures and heating and cooling systems.
April 16, 2015 - The Yukon government is launching a new energy incentive program, aimed at improving energy use in multi-family dwellings and commercial buildings.
April 16 - Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne is seeking a delivery agent or agents to manage all aspects of its non-electric HomeWarming service. The service focuses on building envelope upgrades that increase the energy efficiency of a home, at no cost to participants.HomeWarming includes conducting home energy assessments (before and after upgrades occur) and performing upgrades such as insulation, draft proofing and associated modifications to the home to maintain comfort and occupant health. The service is open to various housing types, including single detached, mobile/mini homes, duplex, etc., as long as the residence is owned and occupied by an income qualified household. EfficiencyOne issued the request for proposals to find an agent that has the “flexibility to change with the needs of the HomeWarming service as it evolves, while maintaining a focus on achieving the objectives of the HomeWarming service and the associated participant targets.”Interested parties are asked to complete the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) template, then sign and submit it along with a request for a copy of the HomeWarming – Service Delivery Organizations RFP documents to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .RFP intent to respond forms are due May 29 with full responses due on June 12. The contract s expected to be awarded around Sept. 30.Download the NDA template below.
April 10, 2015 - LEDs for recessed and surface-mounted ceiling troffers will be added to BC Hydro's Power Smart Express' list of lighting technologies eligible for incentive starting on April 16, 2015.

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