Community energy & climate change planning: help or hindrance to DSM?

IndEco's President Shona Adamson and Caitlin Newey of Utilities Kingston will be presenting at the upcoming AESP Summer Conference in Toronto. When: August 29-31, 2017 Where: Sheraton Centre Toronto 123 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario Canada IndEco has in the past few years developed a number of community energy plans under the Government of Ontario Municipal of [...]

By |2017-06-06T14:59:04-04:00May 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Town of Halton Hills community energy plan

Shona Adamson, IndEco President, presented IndEco's final Mayor's Community Energy Plan to Town Council on May 25th, 2015, and received Council approval. The plan fulfills the reporting and planning requirements of Regulation 397/11, achieves Milestones 1, 2, and 3 of the Partners for Climate Protection Program, and identifies strategic opportunities to improve corporate and community [...]

By |2017-05-15T21:30:30-04:00May 25th, 2015|Municipal planning, News|0 Comments

IndEco has helped LDCs recover more than $10 million in lost revenue

Electricity local distribution companies (LDCs) are in the business of selling a reliable supply of electricity to customers. Offering conservation and demand management (CDM) programs to customers provides a number of benefits including: Reducing electricity costs for customers, Decreasing the strain on the grid at peak times of electricity use, Delaying the need for new [...]

By |2017-11-07T15:18:09-05:00December 4th, 2014|News, Utilities|0 Comments

A guide to preparing conservation and demand management plans

IndEco worked with the Ontario Ministry of Energy to prepare a guide to preparing corporate energy management plans in accordance with Regulation 397/11 of the Green Energy Act. The guide provides information on the following: Meeting the CDM plan requirements Reporting on energy consumption Developing goals and objectives Developing energy saving measures Reporting on renewable [...]

By |2017-11-07T16:09:02-05:00November 18th, 2013|Ideas|0 Comments

IndEco develops energy engagement program training manual for NRCan

Designing, implementing, and evaluating an energy engagement program is an excellent means to achieve and sustain energy savings in a building. But behaviour change is not easy. People are creatures of habit, and most prefer doing things that are easy and habitual over things that require more attention. Also, people tend to dislike being told [...]

By |2017-06-04T14:13:32-04:00April 12th, 2012|Ideas|0 Comments

BC and Quebec: Canadian leaders in energy efficiency spending

In a recent review of customer energy efficiency programs (excluding natural gas) across Canada undertaken by IndEco on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL), it was discovered that some provinces are spending significantly more per capita than other provinces and territories. The most aggressive pursuer of energy efficiency is British Columbia, spending [...]

By |2017-05-08T11:35:30-04:00August 22nd, 2011|Ideas|0 Comments

IndEco secures MW savings for ERIP 2007 that are double the target for the province

IndEco is proud to have played an integral part in helping Ontario achieve it's ERIP targets. In 2007, the Ontario Power Authority challenged local distribution companies (LDCs) and their General Service Customers to save 4 MW and 12 GWh by the end of 2007 through participation in ERIP, the Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program. IndEco worked [...]

By |2017-06-04T14:26:13-04:00February 11th, 2008|News|0 Comments

Canadian natural gas distribution utilities’ best practices in demand side management

On behalf of the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), IndEco and Bruce Vernon & Associates conducted a primary research project into DSM best practices among CGA’s natural gas utility members across Canada. Excerpts from the executive summary of the project report are provided below, along with a copy of the full report. Introduction Canadian natural gas [...]

By |2017-05-23T21:08:51-04:00September 16th, 2005|Ideas|0 Comments

Developing a low income energy conservation & assistance strategy for Ontario

On behalf of the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA), IndEco developed a report which provides recommendations for an overall model for low income energy programs in Ontario. This report was commissioned by the Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) in response to a request by the Minister of Energy. Low income energy burden In 2000, 14.4% of Ontario [...]

By |2017-05-24T09:07:23-04:00April 13th, 2004|Ideas|0 Comments

Demand side management (DSM) in North American gas utilities

In Enbridge Gas Distribution’s (EGD) 2003 rates case before the Ontario Energy Board, EGD stated its desire to obtain a better understanding of DSM frameworks in other jurisdictions. EGD is the largest distributor of natural gas within the province of Ontario, serving about 1.6 million residential, commercial and industrial customers across Ontario. EGD introduced DSM [...]

By |2017-05-08T11:50:36-04:00February 12th, 2004|Ideas|0 Comments
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