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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.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: LAS Natural Gas Program

Posted: December 06, 2017
Tagged As: budgeting, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, Natural Gas

Natural Gas prices can change up to four times a year.  Discover how the LAS Natural Gas Program provides stable and predictable pricing for 365 days and how this can make your budgeting process a little easier and less confusing.   

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.

LAS Announces Natural Gas Price for Upcoming Program Year

Posted: October 25, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, Natural Gas

LAS recently notified its Natural Gas Program Members of the upcoming price change effective November 1, 2017.  In addition to providing pricing information for the upcoming program year, the announcement also provided a preliminary estimate for the November 2018 price.  Discover how these rates will affect your municipal budget moving forward.

Recreation Facility LED Light Upgrade: An in-depth look at the City of Peterborough

Posted: October 18, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, LED, Recreational Lighting

The City of Peterborough recently made use of the LAS Recreation Facility Lighting Service “to reduce energy consumption and reduce maintenance costs while increasing the lighting efficiency."  This case study explores two facilities that underwent upgrades and their associated energy and cost savings.

Build a Better Municipal Electricity Budget

Posted: July 19, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, Streetlights

Each year around time LAS fields questions about electricity rate increases as it relates to municipal budgeting for the upcoming year.  Many municipalities look for a simple percentage increase, but that doesn't tell the whole story.  Learn how to create a usage-based electricity budget and how this approach can be more useful to municipalities than simply accounting for a cost increase.

Program Spotlight: The LAS Recreational Facility LED Lighting Service

Posted: July 05, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions, LAS Programming, LED, Recreational Lighting

LED technology is at a point where it can be used in almost any application.  If your municipality is looking for ways to reduce electricity consumption and operational costs, consider the business case for an LED lighting upgrade from LAS. 

Reduce Your Energy Consumption with Employee Training

Posted: May 24, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, Training

Reducing energy consumption is the fastest and easiest way to decrease energy costs.  LAS partners with TdS Dixon to offer a variety of energy training opportunities to help Ontario municipalities realize their energy management goals and reduce costs.  Discover how the smallest changes can make the biggest difference, and as Stephen Dixon points out, "you might not even need to spend a penny."

Shedding Some Light on Your Electricity Bill – The Commodity

Posted: May 09, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy Bills, Energy Planning, Streetlights

In April we explored some of the basics of a Hydro One bill.  In part two of "Shedding Some Light on Your Electricity Bill" we explore the different rate categories applied to the commodity portion of your bill, and the differences between account types.

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