Alectra Utilities and General Motors beget energy-saving projects to energy over 3,000 homes a year

Posted on 02. Aug, 2018 by in GM Canada

Alectra Utilities and General Motors beget energy-saving projects to appetite over 3,000 homes a year






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St. Catharines, ON – Through a Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) Save on Energy charge module offering by Alectra Utilities, General Motors’ St. Catharines Propulsion Plant is anticipating efficiencies to safeguard it’s production engines and transmissions in a protected and obliged way, with a smallest probable impact on a environment.

Through operative with Alectra Utilities, GM’s St. Catharines trickery transposed 854 interior brook steel halides with 700 energy-efficient LED fixtures and upgraded 17 atmosphere make-up units with high fit motors and VFD controls. Both of these projects will outcome in an appetite rebate of 6.19 million kWh, that will revoke GM St. Catharines’ CO emissions by 310 metric tonnes*.

The new intelligent record LED lighting fixtures and VFD speed control of high-efficiency motors use most rebate energy, extend apparatus life, urge light and atmosphere peculiarity for a work environment, and assistance revoke altogether hothouse gas emissions.

“Alectra Utilities is committed to operative with a business business to safeguard that they are receiving technical imagination from a Conservation and Demand Management comment specialists,” pronounced Raegan Bond, VP Conservation Demand Management, Alectra Utilities. “We are here to assistance a business conduct their appetite costs by softened appetite efficiencies and identifying a several Save on Energy programs that would assistance them best grasp their appetite rebate goals.”

“General Motors is committed to a universe of 0 crashes, 0 emissions and 0 congestion. Working with innovative companies like Alectra to revoke electricity costs and hothouse gas emissions are vicious to assisting GM expostulate toward this confidant vision,” pronounced Peter Scott, Manufacturing Engineering Manager, St. Catharines Propulsion Plant.

GM St. Catharines has worked with Alectra Utilities on mixed energy-saving projects given 2012, including a micro-hydro plan that allows for a use of gravity-fed waterway H2O to supply cooling H2O to a plant. Over a past 6 years, a dual companies’ sum efforts during a St. Catharines trickery have resulted in an annual sum of 30.7 million kWh of appetite assets and CO glimmer reductions of 1,535 metric tonnes*. The sum appetite assets from all a charge initiatives is homogeneous to powering 3,600 homes any year. Efficient use of electricity can assistance revoke costs and preserve energy. For some-more information about Alectra Utilities’ charge programs and incentives, greatfully revisit

*Source: National Inventory Report 1990-2014: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada

About Alectra Utilities Corporation

Alectra Utilities Corporation serves approximately one million business opposite a 1,800 block kilometre use domain and 15 communities including Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Brampton, Bradford, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Penetanguishene, Richmond Hill, St. Catharines, Thornton, Tottenham and Vaughan. It is partial of a Alectra family of companies, that also includes Alectra Inc. and Alectra Energy Solutions Inc.

About General Motors in Canada

General Motors of Canada markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles by Canada’s considerable play network, as good as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada employs some-more than 8,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in modernized manufacturing, immature operations, active safety, and unconstrained and connected car record investigate and development. For some-more information about General Motors Canada, greatfully revisit, or follow @GMcanada on Twitter.


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