SaskPower and Honeywell agree to continue help businesses save energy
By Anthony Capkun
SaskPower and Honeywell have signed a five-year contract to continue their Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Program in Saskatchewan.
“SaskPower and Honeywell will continue their alliance to help our
province’s larger businesses reduce their energy use, and their energy
costs,” said Bill Boyd, the minister responsible for SaskPower. “The EPC
program also delivers significant environmental benefits, and plays an
important role in our efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”
EPC is an energy management service designed to help commercial and
institutional customers reduce energy-related operating costs through
upgrades to lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems. The
energy and cost savings are guaranteed by SaskPower, which means
upgrades can be done within current operating budgets.
“We are pleased to continue our alliance with Honeywell,” said Judy May,
SaskPower vice-president, customer services. “Over the past 10 years,
we’ve signed EPC projects to upgrade more than 200 facilities in
Saskatchewan, including schools, commercial buildings, government and
health facilities, as well as SaskPower’s own buildings in Regina.”
The projects underway to-date through the SaskPower/Honeywell alliance
will realize combined annual customer utility savings of more than $5.1
million, and save over 32 million kWh of electricity each year.
“The program brings significant benefits to local organizations,
upgrading facilities across the province while saving millions,” said
Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions.
SaskPower is the principal electricity supplier in Saskatchewan—a
provincial Crown corporation that serves more than 467,000 customers and
manages $4.5 billion in assets. It operates three coal-fired power
stations, seven hydroelectric stations, four natural gas stations and
two wind facilities, with a total available generation capacity of 3840
MW. The utility also maintains over 157,000 kilometres of power lines,
56 high-voltage switching stations and 184 distribution substations.
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