SOURCE: Business Review Canada

Business Review Canada

April 12, 2012 20:26 ET

The Town of Tillsonburg (ON) Turns to Solar and Wind Projects to Drive It Forward in March's Business Review Canada

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2012) - In a report in Business Review Canada, officials from the Town of Tillsonburg, ON discuss the community's plan to re-invigorate a proud manufacturing heritage and bolster an economy hit hard by the recession by embracing a shift to green energy in the form of solar and wind technology.

The passage of the Provincial Green Energy Act in May 2009 established a feed-in tariff (FIT) program to encourage green energy development, phase out coal-fired energy generation and create new green industries and jobs.

Since that time, the town has set aside land not well-suited for industry for the development of 3MW and 5MW solar farms. Industry giant Siemens refurbished a 253,000sf former automotive plant and has relocated its first Canadian manufacturing plant for wind turbine components in Tillsonburg. Additionally, town-owned Tillsonburg Hydro has two hybrid service trucks on line and the town is converting its entire fleet to hybrid vehicles.

"The Town of Tillsonburg is committed to continually improving our efficiency as an organization, both administratively and environmentally, while striving to attract additional investment in renewable energy," says Mayor John Lessif.

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About the Town of Tillsonburg

The Town of Tillsonburg was settled in 1825 and incorporated in 1872. It is one of eight municipalities that make up the County of Oxford and has an operating budget of $59m. John Lessif currently serves as Mayor of Tillsonburg and Kelley Coulter is the CAO.

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