Utilities
July 18, 2013 - Hydro-Quebec announced that 400,000 “energy-guzzling” fridges and freezers have been picked up for recycling by the Recyc-Frigo program. Marc-Andre Roy of the borough of Ville Marie in Montreal—owner of the 400,000th appliance—received a basket of energy-saving products from Maria Vaccaro, Hydro-Quebec’s manager of energy efficiency for residential customers.
July 16, 2013 - The Ontario government says it is moving toward a new, innovative approach to energy planning by developing a new policy that will ensure the province invests in conservation measures before building new generation, whenever it is cost-effective to do so.
July 3, 2013 - The Ontario Power Authority (OPA), in collaboration with Ontario’s Local Distribution Companies (LDCs), has introduced the saveONenergy And Be Rewarded campaign, offering participating customers the opportunity to earn up to 250 Air Miles reward miles.
June 16, 2013 - Equipped with new skills in energy-efficient construction and retrofitting, 11 participants in the Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) training program—funded by FortisBC and BC Hydro—have now graduated, and are equipped with new skills to pursue opportunities in this growing sector.
June 14, 2013 - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. was honoured by the University of Toronto’s Sustainability Office with a 2013 Green Ribbon Award for its efforts in helping the university achieve energy conservation/reduction goals.
May 13, 2013 - Hydro One Brampton recently recognized 78 of the city’s businesses for their energy-saving efforts at the 8th Annual Commercial & Industrial Information Breakfast on April 16.
May 10, 2013 - Ontario’s premier, Kathleen Wynne, was in Parry Sound today highlighting several strategies that, she says, will create jobs, grow Northern economies and “help people in their everyday lives”. Of particular interest is the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) program.
April 30, 2013 - Hydro Ottawa is challenging local small businesses to become more energy-efficient through the saveONenergy Small Business Challenge, which offers eligible small businesses a free energy assessment, up to $1,500 in energy efficient lighting upgrades and/or a free touch screen programmable thermostat.
April 25, 2013 - British Columbia, in partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, is extending the LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program until March 31, 2014—which gives homeowners up to $3500 in rebates for energy saving improvements to their homes.
April 11, 2013 - You want to use less energy to save money... but how can you make it happen? The Energy Manager team recently attended Energy Into Action, a one-day forum to help commercial and industrial customers power their bottom line.
April 9, 2013 - We began 2013 with tips from energy managers working in commercial and institutional settings across B.C. This month, we have the answers to the question, “What’s the least understood aspect of helping an organization shift to energy efficiency?”
April 8, 2013 - Toronto Hydro, PowerStream, Enersource, Hydro One, Horizon Utilities and the Ontario Power Authority are collaborating on “Energy Into Action” to provide customers with ideas that can be implemented within 18 months with a short payback period. Over 300 attendees will be at the event, including the Energy Manager team!
April 5, 2013 - Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management will be provided to hospitality customers through Efficiency Made Easy—a program through Constellation which bundles a multi-year electricity agreement with energy conservation measures.
April 4, 2013 - A thousand homes in Ontario will soon be equipped with Energate’s smart grid technology, as it rolls out its Consumer Engagement for the Smart Grid (CESG) program.
March 27, 2013 - The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and First Nations Engineering Services want to help Aboriginal communities reduce their electricity costs and consumption with the new saveONenergy Aboriginal Conservation Program, the first of its kind in the province, they say.

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