OTTAWA, June 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is proud to recognize Quickie
Convenience Stores with the Companies for Conservation award for
introducing innovative electricity saving solutions.
Quickie implemented a new technology called Freeaire, which takes
advantage of cool outside air for refrigeration, and cut its
electricity costs for walk-in refrigerators by 80%. The project was so
successful in the first months that Quickie plans to extend the project
to other locations in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
"Quickie is a conservation leader. The company sought out innovative
solutions and cut its energy use significantly," said Roger Marsh,
Hydro Ottawa's Chief Energy Management Officer.
The Ottawa-based retailer also invested in lighting retrofits, such as
exterior LED lighting under gas station canopies. These
energy-efficient upgrades saved the stores on average 50% of
"Our customers expect that we will do our part to look after the
environment and we take that responsibility seriously," said Chris
Wilcox, Vice-president and General Manager at Quickie Convenience
In all, Quickie Convenience Stores received $7,300 in incentives for
these upgrades through the saveONenergy Retrofit Program, which is
administered locally by Hydro Ottawa. This province-wide initiative
provides partial funding to commercial customers who complete energy
efficiency retrofit projects.
Hydro Ottawa's Companies for Conservation award recognizes local
companies and organizations for their innovative conservation projects.
Quickie Convenience Stores joins a growing list of business leaders who
have also been recognized for their green achievements. Past recipients
include: LCBO, the Ottawa Hospital and Bayshore Shopping Centre.
Electricity consumers both large and small can learn more about saving
electricity, and the programs that can help them do so, by visiting www.hydroottawa.com.
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two
subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.
Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical
utility in Ontario serving more than 305,000 customers in the City of
Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's
largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and
provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE Hydro Ottawa Limited
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