New Ontario Program Supports Effective, Money-Saving
Energy Conservation Measures For Small Businesses
A new program that supports effective, money-saving energy conservation measures for small businesses will begin its transition from a pilot project to full-scale market operation on Thursday, May 29th.
A media briefing featuring Minister of Energy Gerry Phillips and representatives of several other organizations involved in its formation and implementation will be held at one of the locations where the pilot project was undertaken:
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Sunshine Lake Childcare Centre
50 Lockridge (16th Ave. & Warden Ave.), Markham
Speakers: Minister of Energy Gerry Phillips
Ontario Power Authority Director, Mass Markets and Conservation Awareness Ruth Covich
PowerStream Chief Energy Conservation Officer Patrick Guran
Town of Markham Commissioner of Community Services, Allan Seabrooke
The event will consist of brief remarks, an opportunity to see modifications made through the pilot, and a Q&A. It is open to all accredited media, including photographers and TV cameras.
The program is being launched in the context of Ontario’s first Energy Conservation Week, a province-wide initiative that combines awareness-building, the dissemination of practical information about energy conservation, and encourages the implementation of specific measures to help Ontario better manage its summer peak and build towards a “culture of conservation.” For more information, visit the website, www.energyconservationweek.ca.