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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.

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.

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