Energy+ Inc

Observing Organization

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Reduction commitment: Observing Organization in Milestone 3

Business Type: Utilities

Energy+ Inc., a local distribution company, delivers electricity to approximately 62,500 customers in the City of Cambridge, Township of North Dumfries, and within the County of Brant. The electricity is delivered through their local distribution of grid poles, wires and underground systems to meet the needs of their communities. The company also provides water/waste water billing and collection services to customers in the County of Brant on behalf of the County of Brant.  The utility’s mission is to deliver ideas, solutions and value-added services that benefit their customers, stakeholders and communities.

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Notable GHG Reduction and Sustainability Projects

2016

Water Conservation: Plans are in place to have auto shut off taps and automatic water systems in the washrooms of the building.

2014

Installed Two EV Charging Stations: These stations can be used by employees and are open to the public. Each charging station is connected to an advanced Smart Meter, so that the integration of EV chargers and the CND Smart Metering system can be tested and monitored over time.

IT Services Data Center Refresh Project: Reduced total data center consumption by 41%.

Commuting Challenge: Encouraged employees to find alternative, sustainable, methods to commute to work. Bike & helmet prizes were presented to those who participated.

 

 Sustainability Culture at Cambridge & North Dumfries Hydro:  

 Green Team: The Green Team is cross functional with representatives involved from IT to mechanic, conservation, communications, engineering on a voluntary basis, The Team has upper management support with the President & CEO as chair.

2013

Lighting Retrofit: Initiated a lighting retrofit that resulted in the replacement of 42 400W metal halide fixtures replaced with highly efficient T5 fixtures.

Green Fleet: Purchased a Chevy Volt and a hybrid bucket truck to become part of their vehicle fleet.

 

Sustainability Culture

The Green Team is filled with representatives from all areas of the company (IT, mechanical, conservation, communications and engineering) and is supported by upper management with the President & CEO onboard.

 

Sustainability Goals:

  1. Install EV charging stations
  2. Implement a lighting retrofit project
  3. Develop employee engagement through contests (i.e. commuter challenge)
  4. Replacement of space heaters
  5. Implement vehicle fleet tracking system as a way to reduce idling time

 

Green Policies

Waste: Policies related to the disposal of hydro poles, transformers, and wires are now formally in place. Employees are also required to recycle all terminated computer components.

Procurement: CND Hydro has procurement policies focused on sustainability. These include: environment requirements that emphasis energy consumption and operational efficiency when comparing vendors. These policies were used during the IT Services Data Center Refresh Project, noted above.

Transportation: CND Hydro has installed new bike racks for its employees, promotes staff to telecommute and supports employees sharing rides.

 

Accomplishments

CND Hydro participated in the ClimateAction Community Forums that helped shape the ClimateAction Plan.

 

Additional Information and Pictures

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Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnergyPlusInc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnergyPlusInc

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1290861/