The Town of Oakville receives conservation incentive from Oakville Hydro

Town presented with $36,816 cheque

At the Town Council meeting last night, Oakville Hydro presented the Town of Oakville with a cheque for $36,816 for improving the energy efficiency at Town Hall. Replacing the 30 year-old chiller and upgrading the Building Automation System (BAS) were important energy conservation projects and eligible for incentives through the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) custom program.

“The town has partnered with Oakville Hydro on a number of energy conservation initiatives to ensure we are realizing maximum energy efficiencies in all our buildings,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “Conserving energy today is not only beneficial to our bottom line, but to our environment and community as a whole.”

“Discussions surrounding upgrading both the chiller and BAS began in 2010,” explained Julie Millington, Vice President of Customer Services and Organizational Development at Oakville Hydro. “It’s wonderful to see many months of hard work rewarded.”

The new chiller and BAS were integrated into the facility in the spring of 2011 with both fully functional by summer 2011. Facility energy information was collected to determine the energy savings from the new system and finalize the incentive amount for the Town of Oakville.

“It was determined that the facility’s summer demand savings with the new chiller and building automation system was 55kW, with an energy saving of 35,033kWh this past summer,” explained Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro.

This improvement resulted in an incentive of $36,816 for the upgrades and also contributed to Oakville Hydro’s targets for peak demand and energy savings. “We’re very proud of the work done by all involved in this worthy conservation project,” Mr. Lister continued.

Oakville Hydro and the Town of Oakville encourage all residents to learn how they can conserve energy. For more information, please visit the Oakville Hydro website and click on the Conservation banner.

Mark your calendar for the town’s Energy Conservation Fair, June 2, 2012.

About Oakville Hydro

Oakville Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (Oakville Hydro) is a local electricity distribution company in Ontario, delivering power to homes and businesses in the Town of Oakville. For more information about Oakville Hydro, please visit the Oakville Hydro website or call 905-825-9400.

About the Ontario Power Authority and saveONenergy

The saveONenergy conservation programs for home and business are offered through your local electric utility and funded through the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and are designed to make it easier than ever to manage your electricity use. For more information, please visit the Save on Energy website or contact your local utility. Join thousands of Ontarians who are already making a difference in their homes, and businesses.


For more information

Cindy Toth
Director, Environmental Policy
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3299

Cassandra Umbriaco
Communications Specialist
Oakville Hydro

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville

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The Town of Oakville receives conservation incentive from Oakville Hydro