Lighting Design & Specification

May 22, 2017

Cheque presentation for lighting energy savings Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon Utilities) recently presented The Wellington retirement and long-term care residence in Hamilton, Ontario with an $18,000 incentive cheque following its most recent extensive lighting retrofit project.

Alectra Utilities’ conservation and demand management (CDM) team worked with The Wellington to find greater efficiencies and access incentives offered by Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The incentives assist customers with the upfront costs of upgrading their facilities to reduce electricity consumption. In photo, L-R: Raegan Bond, Alectra Utilities; Dan Scully, The Wellington; Steve Hubbard, Lightenco; William Whitting, Alectra Utilities.

The Wellington replaced 1,195 interior and exterior lights with energy efficient LED lights. The high-efficiency lights will contribute to 202,939 kilowatt-hours (kWh) or 13.6% in energy savings annually, resulting in annual cost savings of $30,000 at current electricity prices. In addition, the residence will reduce its carbon emissions by 48 metric tons annually, or the equivalent of removing 14 cars from Ontario’s roads for a year.

This recent retrofit is the conclusion of a lighting retrofit that began in fall 2016. “The Wellington project adds to a growing number of retirement and long-term care residence lighting retrofits we have completed to date,” says Raegan Bond, Vice President, Conservation Demand Management, Alectra Utilities. “We’re proud to support our local businesses and assist in finding solutions to encourage greater energy and cost efficiency. Our customers agree it makes good business sense to use our expertise and IESO incentives to reduce energy use and save money for their companies.”

Alectra distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area and provides innovative energy solutions to these and thousands more across Ontario.

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