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Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer to award Certificates of Recognition to Tembec Spruce Falls plant in Kapuskasing

Wednesday, March 28th 2007 4:37:11pm

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(Kapuskasing, Ontario)  Peter Love will present a Certificate of Recognition to Tembec for their support in helping build a Culture of Conservation in Ontario.

Tembec's papermaking Spruce Falls Operation in Kapuskasing was the first applicant when the Ontario Power Authority's Demand Response Program (DRP) began accepting applications effective June 23, 2006.

The DRP allows large power consumers to be paid to not consume power during periods of high electricity demand. A rigorous set of criteria must be met before the companies enrolled in the program can "bid into" the market.

Literally within days of the DRP going operational, the value of this tool was demonstrated.  On August 1, 2006 when the highest (provincial) record for hourly electricity demand was set - DRP enrollees responded by contributing up to 182 MWH of reduced demand.


Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to Tembec Spruce Falls plant


* Peter Love, Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer

* Alan Spacek, Mayor of Kapuskasing

* Terry Skiffington, VP & General Manager, Tembec Kapuskasing Operations

* Jamie Lim, Ontario Forest Industries Association, President & CEO                


Friday, March 30, 2007


10:00 a.m.


1 Government Road, Kapuskasing, Ontario - Security gate personnel will provide final directions

For further information, please contact:

Barton Sala, Ontario Power Authority, 416-969-6009, barton.sala@powerauthority.on.ca

(On-site) Don Huff, Environmental Communication Options, cell 416-805-7720

Interviews can also be arranged with the OPA's Demand Response Program staff through the contacts above.

The Conservation Bureau is an office of the Ontario Power Authority. It was established in 2005 to develop, coordinate and stimulate electricity conservation and demand management by planning, designing, and implementing comprehensive programs that foster a culture of conservation across the province.