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The Importance of Photometric Design

Posted: May 16, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, LED, Recreational Lighting

With many municipalities removing ice from arenas over the summer to upgrade their lighting systems, it is important to incorporate proper photometric design into the project.  Steven Duff of Conrad Lighting Solutions provides an excellent overview of photometric design to ensure your new lighting systems shine!

Control More Than Your Light Levels

Posted: May 08, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, LED, Municipal Infrastructure, Streetlights

Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to municipal energy use, but also offers an opportunity to reduce energy consumption and operating costs in a very publicly visible manner.  Learn more about adaptive controls and the ways they can help municipalities reduce their energy costs.

Little Change to Electricity Prices at May 1st

Posted: May 02, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy Bills

On April 19th the Ontario Energy Board announced new electricity pricing to take effect on May 1st.  The rates are nearly identical to those announce on July 1, 2017.  See the new rates and learn about the impact in the LAS Electricity Program, and how the upcoming election could change everything. 

How Can Net-Metering Reduce Your Municipal Electricity Bill

Posted: April 18, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Net-Metering

If your municipality has a microFIT installation or another source of renewable energy, net-metering can offset the electricity you purchase with electricity you generate on your own.  Learn more about how your municipality can take advantage of net metering.

You’re Invited to the World’s Biggest Celebration!

Posted: March 14, 2018
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electricity, Energy, GHG Emissions

Saturday March 24, 2018 from 8:30-9:30 pm local time is Earth Hour.  Discover some of the history behind Earth Hour and learn how you and your municipality can get involved in the world’s biggest celebration.  

Shedding Light on 5 Years of Upgrades

Posted: March 07, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, LED, Streetlights

Five years ago this month, LAS launched its LED Streetlight Program.  Join us as we look back at the last five years as we explore how the program has grown, and how your municipality can help us celebrate the anniversary.

Don't Forget to Love the Earth This Valentine's Day

Posted: February 14, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, GHG Emissions

Today is Valentine's Day, and many of us will be spending quality time with the one we love the most.  However, while showering your loved one with greeting cards, flowers, chocolate an other lavish gifts, don't forget to show Mother Earth a little love too.

Energy Efficiency: A Behavioral Approach to Energy Savings

Posted: February 07, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions

Human behaviour is a big factor in energy efficiency.  Find out how changes in human behaviour can affect energy efficiency, and how even capacity-strapped organizations can generate change and realize cost savings.

How to Recycle Energy

Posted: December 13, 2017
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electricity, Energy, Energy Planning

Most of us are familiar with recycling paper, plastic, metal and other materials as a means of reducing waste sent to landfills, but did you know you can recycle energy too?  Discover some of the methods in which energy can be recycled, and which municipal facilities might be the best suited to them.

What the Long-Term Energy Plan Means for Your Municipality

Posted: November 29, 2017
Tagged As: Electric Vehicles, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning

In late October, the Ministry of Energy released the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) titled Delivering Fairness and Choice.  Discover how it will affect your municipality, and what choices it may have in the near future as our electricity grid continues to modernize.

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