-- Guelph Hydro's sustainability commitment
-- Sustainable energy projects in four key areas of focus that will help decrease greenhouse gases and reduce Guelph's carbon footprint -- solar energy, district energy, combined heat and power/cogeneration, and bioenergy
-- Upcoming sustainable energy events
-- Company operations - including a link to the Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. site for information about the local electricity distribution company that delivers a safe and reliable supply of electricity and energy conservation programs to 50,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Guelph and Rockwood, Ontario
Progress on sustainable energy projects will be posted on the Guelph Hydro website on a regular basis. An RSS feed* is available on the website for those interested in receiving automatic notification of website updates. Visitors to the site may also register to receive periodic e-newsletters .
Owned by the City of Guelph, Guelph Hydro Inc. is the holding company for Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., the local electricity distribution company serving Guelph and Rockwood, Ontario, Canada, and for Ecotricity Guelph Inc., an alternative energy company, also located in Guelph.
Guelph Hydro Inc. is helping to create a reliable, diversified and sustainable energy supply to ensure the long-term competitiveness and prosperity of the communities it serves. For more information, visit: www.guelphhydroinc.com
"Although the community has long been familiar with our utility business that distributes electricity to Guelph and Rockwood, residents may not realize the important role Guelph Hydro is playing in developing cleaner energy sources in our community. Our new website clearly lays out how we are working with the City of Guelph to achieve the targets set out in the internationally renowned Community Energy Initiative and details our activities in the areas of solar energy, district energy, combined heat and power, bioenergy and electric vehicles."
Barry Chuddy, Chief Executive Officer, Guelph Hydro Inc.
"Designed by eSolutionsGroup in Waterloo, our fresh-looking, new website, full of information about sustainable energy, should prove an eye-opener to residents of Guelph and Rockwood as well as energy industry aficionados around the world."
Sandy Manners. Director of Corporate Communications, Guelph Hydro Inc.
*RSS Feeds - Real Simple Syndication represented by this symbol is a method of distributing Web content using automated opt-in feeds. Feeds allow the user to have new content delivered to a computer or mobile device as soon as it is published on a website. An RSS aggregator or RSS feed reader is a browser add-on program that enables the user to see summaries of all their feeds in one place. Instead of visiting multiple Web pages to check for new content, the user can look at the summaries and choose which sites to visit for the full versions; thus reducing time and effort.
GUELPH COMMUNITY ENERGY INITIATIVE
The Community Energy Initiative (formerly Community Energy Plan) is Guelph's commitment to use and manage energy differently, and better, than it has in the past.
The goals of the Community Energy Initiative are as follows:
Use less energy in 25 years than the City does today
In 15 years, 25 percent of our energy will come from renewable sources
Consume less energy per capita than comparable Canadian cities
Produce less greenhouse gas per capita than the current global average
The initiative is also intended to attract quality investment to the city. Experts agree that a reliable, sustainable energy supply is and will continue to be a key ingredient in the long-term competitiveness and prosperity of cities.
For more information, visit:
City of Guelph - http://guelph.ca/living.cfm?smocid=2407
Guelph Hydro Inc. - http://bit.ly/pShlhO
GUELPH HYDRO'S SUPPORT OF THE CITY OF GUELPH'S COMMUNITY ENERGY INITIATIVE
Guelph Hydro has been a strong supporter of the City of Guelph's Community Energy Initiative since its inception. Key activities have included:
Founding member of the consortium that developed Guelph's Community Energy Initiative
Operates the City's Eastview landfill site that generates electricity from methane gas
Assisted the City of Guelph in creating an energy density map for use in City planning
Serves as a key member of the Mayor's Task Force on Community Energy. The Mayor's Task Force has a mandate to engage community members and stakeholders and oversee the rollout of initiatives to achieve the goals of the Community Energy Initiative.
Is developing a variety of sustainable energy projects to help achieve the targets set out in the Community Energy Initiative. This will include leasing municipal properties including roofs of municipal buildings for rooftop solar installations as well as developing, building and operating district energy and other clean power projects. Read press release for more information: http://bit.ly/ptSqJC