HAMILTON, ON, May 15, 2017 – Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon Utilities) presented The Wellington retirement and long-term care residence with an $18,000 incentive cheque following its most recent extensive lighting retrofit project.
Alectra Utilities’ Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) team worked with The Wellington in Hamilton to assist in finding greater efficiencies and accessing incentives offered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The incentives assist customers with the upfront costs of upgrading their facilities to reduce electricity consumption.
The Wellington replaced 1,195 interior and exterior lights, with energy efficient LED lights. The high-efficiency lights will contribute to 202,939 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or 13.6 per cent in energy savings annually resulting in cost savings of $30,000 per year at current electricity prices. In addition, the residence will reduce its carbon emissions by 48 metric tons annually, or the equivalent of removing 14 cars from Ontario’s roads for a year.
This recent retrofit is the conclusion of a lighting retrofit that began in Fall 2016.
“The Wellington project adds to a growing number of retirement and long-term care residence lighting retrofits we have completed to date,” said Raegan Bond, Vice President, Conservation Demand Management, Alectra Utilities. “We’re proud to support our local businesses and assist in finding solutions to encourage greater energy and cost efficiency. Our customers agree it makes good business sense to use our expertise and IESO incentives to reduce energy use and save money for their companies.”
Efficient use of electricity can help reduce costs and conserve energy. For more information about Alectra Utilities’ conservation programs and incentives offered through the IESO, please visit alectrautilities.com.
Alectra’s family of energy companies distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across Ontario. The Alectra family of companies includes Alectra Inc. (Mississauga), Alectra Utilities Corporation (Hamilton) and Alectra Energy Solutions (Vaughan).