EPG Electric making solar renewable for Jamieson
By Anthony Capkun
Electrical Power Group (EPG Electric) announced a proposed solar installation project with Jamieson Laboratories. The Ontario Government and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA)—under the Green Energy Act—allow business and homeowners to produce and sell solar electricity to the electrical grid for a reasonable rate of return.
Jamieson Laboratories sees renewable solar energy as a natural step in
its community and environmental social plan. This goes beyond the
recently announced plan to plant 7000 trees annually over 10 years
starting in 2010 to offset the 425 metric tonnes of paper Jamieson uses
Luke Bogdanovic, owner of Electrical Power Group (EPG Electric), a
Windsor, Ont.-based electrical contractor, is in the process of
compiling a solar site analysis and engineering study for a 250kW
roof-mounted solar system for the 90,000-sf Jamieson warehouse (Twin
Oaks site). The proposed solar project will produce about 300,000 kWh
annually—enough to power about 20 average-sized homes for a year.
Jamieson and Bogdanovic say they are both committed to Windsor and the
local economy. The 1400 solar panel array, materials and labour will be
supplied by local manufacturers and suppliers. With environmentally
pro-active industry leaders like Jamieson, Bogdanovic knows there is
tremendous potential for a new solar industry in the Windsor region—not
only for his company, but for others that take the time to educate
EPG expects it will create about 25 new jobs in Windsor starting in
2010 as a result of new commercial and residential solar installations
made possible by the Green Energy Act legislation and OPA fee structure.
Jamieson has taken a stance as environmental community leaders. This
will be one of the first large-scale installations at a manufacturing
facility under the new OPA “Feed in Tariff” or “FIT Program” in Canada,
EPG Electric has served the Windsor and Essex county region in Ontario since 1983, providing current products and technology with a focus on energy management, conservation and renewable solar energy for industrial, commercial and residential customers. For more information, please call (866) 699-4746.