100 Years of Experience Sheds New Light on Municipal LED Conversions

ST. THOMAS, ON, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Ascent Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with HD Utilities and Burman Energy for the provision of LED lighting conversions to Municipalities and ICI customers. Through the partnership, Ascent will provide warranted LED street lighting and commercial lighting conversions including engineering, procurement and construction. A 'first in the industry' Ascent's offering is backed by a ten year complete system warranty for labour and materials, essentially eliminating business risk for the customer. HD will offer a wide range of cobra head and decorative lighting products, controls and smart lighting technologies while Burman Energy, an accredited Ontario Power Authority (OPA) service provider, will handle administration of OPA financial incentives and energy analysis for Ontario Energy Board (OEB) reporting and Community Energy Plans. 

The benefits of LED lighting are obvious with up to 70% energy savings and immediate savings to operating budgets. Typical conversions pay back within 5-7 years. Laurie Skinner, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ascent, said of the program "Ascent and its affiliates have been providing street lighting services to Municipalities for over 100 years; this new program brings our experience to the forefront and with offices across Ontario, we are well able to serve the future needs of our customers with an industry first warranty program."  The Ascent program manages all aspects of the conversion including recycling of old fixtures, financing options and GPS mapping of inventories. 

Mark Small, Director of Business Development Canada & Northern USA for HD Supply Power Solutions said of the partnership "We saw Ascent as a natural partner for this program given their reach across Ontario and their vast experience in high and medium voltage projects for ICI and Utility customers." The program leverages the buying power of Ascent and HD Utilities and is backed by two of the largest organizations in the industry. Bart Burman, President of Burman Energy, noted "This partnership enables us to work closely with our various utility and municipal clients across Ontario; we are excited to be part of the Ascent/HD partnership." 

Further information about the program is available at www.ascent.ca.

About Ascent:

Ascent was formed through the merger of several like-minded, forward-thinking companies; formerly ECM Controls, St. Thomas Energy Services Inc., Tal Trees, Tiltran Services and Lizco Sales. We are an integrated energy services and solutions provider with our roots in small towns, yet our capabilities are world class.  Our work takes us across Canada and to sites throughout North America. Our customers range from industry partners, electrical contractors and municipalities to private industries, institutions and utilities.  We provide leading edge solutions for the energy sector, including the planning, engineering, design, construction, commissioning and maintenance of substations; power distribution system services; automation and control solutions; security systems; green energy; renewable energy technologies; and technology services. Our commitment doesn't just end at installation, we're on the job 24/7 to ensure we don't just meet expectations, but also provide years of reliability. 

About HD Utilities:

North America's leading Electric Utility Distributor offering an unmatched Portfolio of Products & Solutions for the Utility and Municipal markets. We offer Supply Chain and Inventory Management Solutions in all sectors of the market including transmission, distribution, lighting, metering, alternative energy and infrastructure projects. From our "small town roots" we help our customers find efficiencies in sourcing and handling while serving the everyday needs of our customers. 

About Burman Energy:

Burman Energy has achieved recognition as a leader in electricity conservation, through our considerable work for over 60% of local electricity distribution companies (LDCs) in Ontario since 2007. Over the past few years, we have seen growth in energy conservation services to new client bases that include municipal, industrial, commercial and institutional sectors. Current energy conservation services include: electricity conservation program delivery, retrofit project reviews, energy conservation project funding/incentive application development, compliance, reporting and third-party advisement.

Burman Energy takes pride in our industry expertise, process focus, and strong orientation towards achieving the ongoing operational or short-term project needs of our clients. Our knowledge allows us to creatively develop and deliver on proactive strategies and services that exceed the evolving needs of the energy sector and beyond.

Image with caption: "Ascent Solutions Inc. is pleased to announce a new partnership with HD Utilities and Burman Energy for the provision of LED lighting conversions to Municipalities and ICI customers. (CNW Group/Ascent Solutions Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131121_C9679_PHOTO_EN_33694.jpg

SOURCE: Ascent Solutions Inc.

For further information:

Contacts:

Jeff Milcz
Director Sales and Marketing
Ascent Solutions Inc.
519-842-6458 x4287
Toll Free: 1-800-565-6790
jmilcz@ascent.ca    

Nancy de Bruyn
Field Supervisor
Ascent Energy Services Inc.
519-631-4211 x7312
Toll Free: 1-800-565-6790
ndebruyn@ascent.ca

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