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In Like a Lamb Out Like a Lion – 2017 YTD Electricity Market Update

Two weeks ago, my colleague Natalie Manzarpour and I presented our Q1 Market Update Webinar. We discussed how electricity markets have been impacted by new factors affecting supply, and in turn have resulted in price spikes, volatility and increases year over year. A warm winter...
energy efficiency best practices

Follow the leader? We could do better

Sure, we all like to be unique, but following the leader makes sense with energy efficiency.  We’ve all read the case studies about the benefits the leaders are achieving.  Are you keeping up with best practices? Canadian organizations have been working hard on energy efficiency...
energy audit

Old-fashioned efficiency: The do-it-yourself energy audit

Do you ever wander through a home improvement store thinking, “hmm … I could do that.” You probably could. Likewise, you probably could do your own energy audit, too. We all enjoy seeing how the experts tile a bathroom or build the Sistine Chapel out...

Breaking it Down: The Fair Hydro Plan

On March 2, 2017, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced sweeping changes to Ontario’s electricity sector, dubbed “The Fair Hydro Plan”. What does this new regulation mean for Ontario ratepayers, and who will reap the benefits? Let’s break it down.
PowerFactorUnity

Finding Unity: Why & How to Correct Power Factor

Unity is what you get when all the energy generated by a power source is consumed by one or more loads (anything that runs on electricity). Unity also is known as a power factor of 1, and it doesn’t happen very often. We have some options for you to improve your power factor.
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Big Savings for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses: Learning from Industry Giants

You don’t need to be a giant enterprise like Microsoft to reap significant benefits from an energy reduction strategy. But what’s the best way to implement change across an entire enterprise- and have it stick? If you’re like most small to mid-sized businesses, energy spend...
Managing Global Adjustment

Managing the Global Adjustment’s impact on manufacturing energy costs

With the recent expansion of the Ontario Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) to 1MW consumers, an estimated 2,000 companies now qualify for Class A status. I recently participated in a webinar where we talked about how customers can manage their Global Adjustment costs.