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Chief Energy Conservation Officer recognizes Penetanguishene for leadership in municipal electricity conservation

Friday, January 9th 2009 5:50:33pm

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Chief Energy Conservation Officer recognizes Penetanguishene for leadership in municipal electricity conservation

Ontario town undertakes Canada's largest LED streetlight retrofit - reduces electricity consumption by over 60 percent  


Monday, January 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.


Council Chambers - Penetanguishene Municipal Building, 10 Robert Street West, Penetanguishene


Peter Love, Chief Energy Conservation Officer of Ontario
Anita Dubeau, Mayor of Penetanguishene (Pen -e-tang-WISH-ene) and Council
John Boucher, Director of Public Works
Shirley Coyle and Bryan Charlebois, Ruud Canada
Wayne McNamara owner of McNamara Powerline


Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer will present a Certificate of Recognition for Energy Conservation to the Mayor and Council of Penetanguishene - recognizing the leadership associated with undertaking the largest municipal LED streetlight installation program in Canada.

The installation of 278 LED (Light Emitting Diode) streetlights is the largest LED energy efficient streetlight retrofit in Canada. Each of the RuudLed lights consumes 62% less electricity than the old-style mercury vapour streetlights they replaced.  

Mr. Boucher and the Ruud (Rude) Canada representatives will be available to explain additional benefits such as reduced maintenance costs of LED streetlight technology.

For further information, please contact:

Barton Sala, OPA Communications 416-969-6009
Don Huff, Environmental Communication Options (on-site) Cell 416-805-7720

The OPA is responsible for ensuring a reliable, sustainable supply of electricity for Ontario. Its four key areas of focus are: planning the power system for the long term, leading and coordinating conservation initiatives across the province, ensuring development of needed generation resources and supporting the continued commercial evolution of the electricity sector.