Burlington Hydro Recognizes Energy Conservation Contributions of Local Businesses

Induction into Conservation Hall of Fame celebrates ‘Save on Energy’ Business Programs

November 16, 2017

Burlington Hydro (BHI) held its Conservation Hall of Fame induction ceremony today to recognize local companies that have completed ‘Save on Energy’ conservation programs. From the Mom and Pop operation to the factory floor, over 160 local companies have participated under the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) ‘For Business’ program umbrella since 2015.

Whether it is a lighting incentive program for small business, or a larger retrofit program that upgrades the efficiency of industrial equipment, programs are available to suit most every need.  Not only are operational efficiencies being met, but positive environmental outcomes are being realized.

“We’re very pleased to have the opportunity to publically recognize the local business commitment to conservation and energy efficiency,” said Gerry Smallegange, President and CEO, Burlington Hydro. “We believe we are making a difference by delivering incentive programs that are helping participating businesses become a little bit leaner, a little more power savvy and a lot more energy efficient.”

The conservation program portfolio is designed to help businesses from across the spectrum. The IESO’s ‘Save on Energy’ business programs have been developed in collaboration with electricity utilities, and are delivered by local utilities, including Burlington Hydro. 

Under Ontario’s Conservation First Framework, the IESO has assigned Burlington Hydro a target of just over 99 million kilowatt hours (kWh) in power savings to be realized between 2015 and 2020. When achieved this will be equivalent to taking 12,380 average residential households in the community off the grid. Thanks to the contributions of participating companies, ‘Save on Energy’ business programs are projected to contribute 80 percent of Burlington Hydro’s total target.

About the Conservation First Framework

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is responsible for overseeing the Conservation First Framework, which sets out a conservation target of 7 TWh for the Province’s local hydro companies to achieve through Save on Energy programs for the period of 2015-2020. The IESO works with its partners to promote, monitor, plan and invest in energy efficiency, as it is the most cost-effective resource to help meet the province’s energy needs. For more information: www.ieso.ca

About Burlington Hydro

Burlington Hydro Inc. is an energy services company in the power distribution business. Serving approximately 67,000 residential and commercial customers, Burlington Hydro and its employees are committed to delivering safe, efficient and reliable electricity to the City of Burlington. The company is wholly owned by the City of Burlington.

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