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Conservation & Demand Management Programs

 

At Canadian Niagara Power we recognize that lowering energy consumption is a good way for homeowners and businesses to help the environment and manage electricity costs. That is why we offer several incentive programs designed to help our residential consumers and local businesses reduce their energy consumption.

The Save ON Energy website is a resource with information about incentive programs, services and actions you can take to achieve greater energy efficiency in your home or business. You’ll also learn about the benefits of energy conservation.

Save ON Energy is brought to you by Canadian Niagara Power in cooperation with the Ontario Power Authority. The Ontario Power Authority’s mission is to contribute to the development of a reliable and sustainable electricity system. They do this by promoting conservation and the efficient use of electricity in cooperation with local electric utilities, as well as by ensuring adequate electricity supply from a variety of sources.

FOR HOME
The Save ON Energy website is a helpful resource for homeowners to learn about residential incentive programs, services and actions which can help achieve greater energy efficiency in your home. You'll also learn about the benefits of energy conservation for you, the province and the environment.

FOR BUSINESS
At Canadian Niagara Power we recognize that lowering energy usage is a good way for businesses to help the environment and improve their bottom line.

To view a copy of our 2011-2014 CDM Strategy filed with the Ontario Energy Board, please click here. To view a copy of our Acknowledged 2011-2014 CDM Strategy by the Ontario Energy Board, please click here. To view a copy of our 2011 Annual CDM Results filed with the Ontario Energy Board, please click here.

For more information on the programs, visit Save ON Energy or call us at Fort Erie 905.871.0330 or Port Colborne 905.835.0051 or complete our online contact form.


For the most current information on the 2011-2014 Conservation Programs please visit:

www.saveONenergy.ca


Top Ten Ways to Save Energy & Reduce your Electricity Bill


1. Use Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

They may cost more than regular light bulbs, but one compact fluorescent light bulb can save you three times its cost in electricity. They last up to 10 times longer and can use up to 75% less electricity. You can replace a regular 100 watt light bulb with an 18 watt compact fluorescent.
 Top Ten Ways to Save Energy & Reduce your Electric Bill Diagram
Click here to download the "10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Energy Efficient" PDF PDF
2. Install a Programmable Thermostat

If you install a programmable thermostat with a built-in timer, you can set it to automatically lower the heat by a few degrees at night or when you are away. If you have air conditioning, you can use the thermostat to turn it off or adjust the temperature when you are not at home. Your energy savings will easily pay for the cost of the thermostat in the first year.
3. Remove or Replace Your Old Second Refrigerator

It may be convenient having an extra refrigerator for refreshments, but old, inefficient refrigerators can cost you well over $10 a month in electricity. The refrigerator is one of the biggest electricity users in your home. If you purchase a new one, be sure to check the EnerGuide label and look for the ENERGY STAR® label so you are sure of energy savings when making your buying decision.
4. Look For The ENERGY STAR® Name & Label

ENERGY STAR® is an international symbol that identifies many energy efficient products in Canada, the United States, Japan, Australia and other countries. The ENERGY STAR® symbol helps businesses and consumers identify products that are at "the top of their class" in terms of energy efficiency.
5. Eliminate Air Leaks

Drafts around windows, doors, air vents and electrical outlets can account for as much as 25% of your total heating costs. That means there are significant savings available if you caulk and weather-strip windows, doors, dryer vents, and buy insulated plates for electrical outlets.
6. Install Motion Sensor Switches & Timers

To avoid leaving your outside lights on for long periods of time, install a motion sensor that turns the lights on automatically when somebody walks by and then turns the lights off after a pre-set period of time. Install timers on selected lights to avoid leaving lights on around the clock and to make your home look occupied when you are away.
7. Use LED Seasonal Lighting

Using light-emitting diode (LED) seasonal lights both inside and outside your home is a great way to conserve energy and save money. LED lights use up to 95% less energy, last at least 7 times longer than regular lights, there are no filaments or glass bulbs to break, and they produce very little heat. Seasonal LED bulbs come in a variety of shapes and colours.
8. Install Insulation

You can save energy and money by increasing the amount of insulation in your home to keep it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The attic is a good place to start because that area represents as much as 15% of your home's overall heat loss.
9. Check Your Windows

Caulk and weather-strip around windows to help prevent heat loss and use plastic window covers. Open your curtains and blinds during the day to let the sun warm the room and then close them at night to reduce heat loss. In the summer time, close blinds and curtains during the day to reduce the costs of keeping your home cool. If you can afford it, upgrade the windows in your home with ENERGY STAR® qualified high-efficiency windows.
10. Wash Your Laundry in Cold Water

You can save energy and money by washing all of your laundry in cold water. If you currently both wash and rinse in warm water, and you switch entirely to cold, you could save over $14 a month (based on electric water heating).

 Energy Conservation Handbook

Energy Conservation Handbook


Meet the Conserver family and learn how everyone in your household has a part to play in energy conservation! This comprehensive handbook includes tips on becoming more energy efficient in your home and how to manage your electricity costs when it comes to daily routines and activities, whatever the season.

As an educated consumer you have the power to manage your energy usage and make wise choices. Implementing more efficient equipment and modifying everyday behaviours are simple ways to benefit your household and the environment.

Download the Energy Conservation Handbook PDF [1.3MB]

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