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5-Year Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan Update

Posted: June 13, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, Legislation & Regulation, Natural Gas

Since July 2013, municipalities and other public sector agencies have been reporting their energy consumption for key buildings annually.  July 1, 2019 is the deadline for CDM plans.  Where are you at with your current plan?  What should you consider when updating your plans before the 2019 deadline?

Expansion of LAS Recreational Facility LED Lighting Service

Posted: May 30, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Office Lighting, Recreational Lighting

LAS is expanding its Recreational Facility LED Lighting Service to include additional interior and exterior lighting.  Although the expansion is still under review, we're giving you a sneak peak at what's to come.

Renewable Energy in Ontario Municipalities

Posted: May 23, 2018
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electricity, Energy, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions, Net-Metering

Estimates suggest that Ontario’s municipal sector consumes between 6,000 - 6,500 GWh of electricity every year.  However, renewable energy gives municipalities the opportunity to produce their own power.  Discover what renewable energy opportunities in Ontario, and who you can contact for assistance.

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.

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.

Community Energy Planning and AMO Member Feedback

Posted: April 11, 2018
Tagged As: Energy, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning

AMO and LAS are exploring opportunities for municipalities in the low carbon economy.  Read key highlights from a recent survey and the Community Energy Planning document it was based on, and join us for an upcoming webinar about best practices.

Natural Gas Rate Changes Are No Joke

Posted: April 04, 2018
Tagged As: budgeting, Energy, Natural Gas

April 1st brought with it some laughter and Tom Foolery in honour of April Fool’s Day.  It also brought rate changes to utility Natural Gas rates across Ontario.  Find out the new rates of each utility, and what the next few months holds for your natural gas rates.

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.

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