Enersource Corporation

Enersource Corporation

November 03, 2005 13:07 ET

Enersource Welcomes Government Leadership on Energy Conservation

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2005) -

Attention Business Editors:

Enersource has expressed it's support for new legislation introduced today, titled The Energy Conservation Responsibility Act, 2005. The legislation outlines a further commitment to moving forward with smart metering and is welcome news to the utility, which has undertaken considerable development work in this area and has commenced a large pilot program studying smart metering in Mississauga. The bill, if passed, is also expected to bring forward new programs under direction of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) expanding upon extensive conservation activities already underway by the Mississauga utility through its alliance with other large local distribution companies under the powerWISE Alliance.

"Achieving sustained changes in behavior, and adopting new ways to heat and cool and light our buildings, is not all accomplished overnight, but conservation must play a key role in balancing demand and supply. This legislation provides leadership that we believe is fundamental, as we go about eliminating long-standing barriers to the efficient use of electricity in Ontario," said Gunars Ceksters, President and CEO of Enersource Corporation and former Co-Chair of the province's Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force.

Enersource Hydro Mississauga has a wide range of conservation activities underway using the powerWISE brand in alliance with Horizon Utilities Corporation, Hydro Ottawa Limited, PowerStream Inc., Toronto Hydro-Electric Limited and Veridian Connections. Enersource Hydro Mississauga is the core regulated affiliate of Enersource Corporation, 90% owned by the City of Mississauga, and 10% owned by BPC Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. For more about Enersource and its conservation activities visit www.enersource.com/powerwise.

Contact Information

  • Enersource Corporation
    Ken MacDonald
    Senior Manager, Communications & Government Relations
    (905) 283-4050
    Email: kmacdonald@enersource.com