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Rideau St Lawrence Distribution Inc adopts new electricity conservation initiative

Wednesday, October 10th 2007 12:16:47pm

Media Release: For Immediate Release

Ontario Power Authority program will help businesses in Eastern Ontario

(Morrisburg, ON, October 10, 2007) Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc. announced today they will assist the industrial, commercial, institutional and business sectors conserve electricity, save money and benefit the environment through participation in the Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program (ERIP), a program supported by the Ontario Power Authority.  

“We are excited to be a part of the ERIP,” said John Walsh, President and CEO of Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc., who attended the breakfast seminar launch. “By taking advantage of ERIP, the businesses and institutions in Eastern Ontario can play an important role in using electricity efficiently.”

This year, both residential and commercial consumers are able to participate in the conservation initiative.

“These programs represent the largest coordinated effort Ontario has ever made to encourage consumers to use less electricity,” said Paul Shervill, vice President of the Ontario Power Authority. “As Ontario moves toward re-building its electricity infrastructure, conservation efforts like the ERIP will enable residents and businesses to play a key role in enhancing the sustainability of our current power generation and distribution system.”

ERIP is for industrial, commercial, institutional and agricultural businesses that are planning changes to their lighting, HVAC systems, motors and over-all electrical systems of their commercial or industrial buildings.  This program helps to reduce electricity costs and lessen the impact that traditional power generation can have on the environment.

“Everyone in Ontario needs to be concerned about electricity conservation,” said Peter Love, Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer. “I am pleased to see the continued expansion of programs that encourage Ontarians to take immediate action and reward them for doing so.”


Media Inquiries:

Ron Stevens, Green Group, (705) 241-0811,

In pursuit of its mandate of ensuring an adequate, long-term supply of electricity for Ontario, the Ontario Power Authority creates and implements conservation and demand management programs, ensures adequate investment in new supply infrastructure, performs long-term electricity system planning, and facilitates the development of a more sustainable and competitive electricity system (