City of Greater Sudbury Recognized for Initiatives to saveONenergy

Nov 24, 2015

For immediate release                       
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger accepted a cheque on behalf of Council for $239,836.52 in incentive rebates, upon the successful completion of 30 energy conservation projects under the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) saveONenergy program.

“I would like to thank Greater Sudbury Hydro and the IESO saveONenergy program for supporting the City of Greater Sudbury in our efforts to lessen our environmental footprint,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “We look forward to finding additional ways to reduce costs associated with energy consumption for a sustainable future and a healthy community.”

The IESO saveONenergy program is facilitated by the Greater Sudbury Hydro EnergySavers team. Under the most recent Ontario Conservation Framework, the City of Greater Sudbury successfully completed 30 energy conservation projects, including lighting upgrades, more than 3,000 streetlight conversions, and equipment retrofits at several municipal facilities. In addition to the incentive cheque, these projects amount to approximately $270,000 a year in energy savings.

“We've been working very closely with Sajeev Shivshankaran, the City's Manager of Energy Initiatives," said Jill Kirwan, Energy Conservation Coordinator with Greater Sudbury Hydro. "He, and we, are committed to finding the best opportunities for the City to save energy as well as to recoup some of their investments on capital improvements through the incentive programs."

The Greater Sudbury Hydro EnergySavers team helps businesses and institutions in the Greater Sudbury Hydro service area find ways to save energy, and assists with the saveONenergy program application process, at no charge. To find out if your business qualifies for funding, call Greater Sudbury Hydro at 705-675-0517.


Media Contacts:

Shannon Dowling, Corporate Communications, City of Greater Sudbury, 705-674-4455, ext. 2539.

Wendy Watson, Communications Officer, Greater Sudbury Utilities Inc., 705-675-0511