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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. 

Roads Assessment Case Study: City of Kenora

Posted: April 25, 2018
Tagged As: Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment, Testimonial

The LAS Roads Assessment Service officially launched one year ago.  Over its first 365 days there were six projects completed.  LAS sat down with one of the first municipalities to use the service, the City of Kenora, to find out how they used the service and what they thought of the experience.

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.

AMO-Notarius Digital Signature Service Pilot Launch

Posted: March 28, 2018
Tagged As: Digital, Government, Technology

AMO is partnering with Solutions Notarius Inc. to offer members a digital signature service.  To test the proof of concept, through a pilot program.  Learn more about the pilot and how your municipality might make use of digital signatures in the future.

What Will Your Main Street Look Like?

Posted: March 21, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Government, Municipal Infrastructure

In January 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) announced up to $26 million in provincial funding to municipal governments for revitalization initiatives within Main Street areas.  No one knows your community better than you.  So, What will your Main Street look like?


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.  

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