Pickering recognized as one of Veridian’s conservation champions

The City of Pickering was recognized as one of Veridian’s conservation champions at the Jan. 28 council meeting for achieving outstanding electricity conservation results in 2017.

The City’s various retrofit projects resulted in a total savings of 59.40 kW and 4,671,791 kWh, which is the equivalent of powering 6,229 homes a month.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a leader in energy conservation,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “We are committed to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and will continue to partner with like-minded organizations to achieve our goals.”

“Veridian has been proud to work alongside and support the City of Pickering in their commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability,” said company President and CEO Michael Angemeer. “Their environment-first thinking and energy saving initiatives played a key role in being recognized as one of Veridian’s 2017 Conservation Champions. I applaud their efforts and we look forward to continuing to support the City with their energy saving initiatives.”

Veridian Connections is the fifth largest municipally owned electricity distributor in Ontario. The company is responsible for the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to more than 121,000 residential and business customers in the cities of Belleville and Pickering, the towns of Ajax and Gravenhurst, the Municipality of Port Hope, and the communities of Beaverton, Bowmanville, Cannington, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry, Sunderland and Uxbridge.

Visit pickering.ca/energy for details on Pickering’s sustainable initiatives.

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