Energy & Power
CANDU powerhouse launches Bruce Power Saver and other energy tools
By Anthony Capkun
December 16, 2014 – Nuclear powerhouse Bruce Power has launched a conservation product for Ontario businesses that aims to help them better understand and manage their energy use: an online tool called “Bruce Power Saver”.
The new program was launched in conjunction with a partnership with Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) to help its members save on electricity through a special offer on the Bruce Power Saver, the virtual energy manager that provides energy analytics and insights to help businesses eliminate wasteful electricity use, identify anomalies and develop a continuous plan of improvement.
“The combination of powerful data through this innovative product, as well as Bruce Power’s team of experts […] will benefit CME members and Ontario business,” said Ian Howcroft, vice-president of CME Ontario. “We believe products such as the Bruce Power Saver are complimentary to building a modern electricity system where we can encourage conservation while also having a low-cost, stable source such as Bruce Power nuclear.”
Bruce Power has also made available a number of free online calculators (also available for iPad and iPhone) so electricity users can better understand and manage their energy costs:
• Cost and Clean Air Calculator: Individuals can enter their electricity usage to understand their environmental impact and the supply mix.
• Conservation Calculator: Individuals can understand the opportunities for available savings by shifting or reducing larger electricity loads in their homes.
• Gas vs Electric Vehicle Calculator: Individuals can compare the cost of driving electric cars versus gas.
“Although we’re in the nuclear power generation business, we also recognize the importance of a balanced supply mix and creating a culture of conservation in Ontario,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s president & CEO, adding that “these innovative tools will help Ontario businesses and consumers to be successful by maximizing their energy efficiency.”
Bruce Power (Tiverton, Ont.) is home to eight CANDU reactors and the source of roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity.