On November 20 2018 Guelph Manufacturing received recognition for its participation in the Ontario Save On Energy conservation program.
The Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO) works at the heart of Ontario’s power system to ensure there is enough power to keep the lights on, today and into the future. In 2015 the IESO mandated an 8.7 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity savings by the year 2020 to all of Ontario’s local distribution companies’ (LDC’s) under the Conservation First Framework (CFF)
Guelph Hydro, our LDC, has been assigned an energy savings target of 99 gigawatts hours (GWh) over the 2015-2020 time frame under the CFF. This allows Guelph Hydro and Guelph Manufacturing Group to utilize the portfolio of energy efficiency programs offered by the IESO.
Guelph Manufacturing Group team put together the following list of projects to participate in the energy savings program and has used the resources of the Save on Energy program to look at projects which would help contribute to IESO electricity savings mandate. The Save on Energy program also allowed us to take advantage of the incentives offered to make these projects more affordable. To date, our successful projects have included:
- Multiple lighting retrofit projects
- Exchanging 3 fixed speed compressors with variable speed drives models
- Adding more compressed air storage tanks
- Adding motion detectors to LED lighting in storage areas