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Business Energy Savings Program helps Island businesses become more energy efficient


October 18, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

Thanks to federal and provincial investments, Prince Edward Island businesses will be able to save energy through the new Business Energy Savings Program, which aims to provide information on programs and financial assistance for energy upgrades. It will also provide an opportunity for businesses to upgrade to high-performance lighting, which will reduce their lighting energy consumption.

“Our government continues to work with partners in new and innovative
ways,” said Gail Shea, minister of fisheries and oceans, on behalf of
Keith Ashfield, minister of national revenue, minister of the Atlantic
Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and minister of the Atlantic Gateway.
“This program will provide small- and medium-sized businesses with the
information and tools they require to enhance their energy efficiency
and reduce their operating costs.”

“The biggest energy savings is in conservation,” said Richard Brown,
environment, energy and forestry minister. “Helping PEI businesses save
money through energy efficiency strengthens our economy and benefits our
environment.”

ACOA has invested $90,000 through the Business Development Program. The
province invested a total of $90,000 and Maritime Electric invested an
additional $90,000 to the program.

“We are pleased to be a part of this program that delivers value to
customers,” said Fred O’Brien, CEO of Maritime Electric. “Customers can
make a difference with lighting solutions in their business, and this
program combined with education will give business the tools to help
them reduce their energy usage.”

The Business Energy Savings Program is a two-year awareness program managed by the PEI Office of Energy Efficiency.

CLICK HERE for the Office of Energy Efficiency.