TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer
today recognizes Canada Post as a champion in energy conservation for its
voltage optimization initiatives at postal facilities in Greater Toronto.
Voltage optimization reduces energy consumption by up to 10 per cent and cuts
electricity bills by up to 12 per cent while reducing greenhouse gas
The Certificate of Recognition for Energy Conservation recognizes
companies, organizations and individuals that are taking action to demonstrate
long-term commitment to energy conservation in Ontario.
Legend Power Systems Inc.'s (TSX-V: LPS) ("Legend Power") patented
Electrical Harmonizer-AVR facilitates voltage optimization when it is
installed at buildings and facilities that consume large amounts of
electricity. The Electrical Harmonizer-AVR has been installed, tested and
verified at Canada Post's processing plants at 1860 Midland Avenue and 280
Progress Avenue in Toronto. Based on the results, these installations are
expected to produce an 8.16 per cent reduction in energy consumption, save
282,289 kWhrs and reduce 282 tons of greenhouse gas emission per year between
the two facilities. As a result, Canada Post also benefits from an expected
annual cost savings of $28,230.
"Conserving energy is one of the most important actions any person or
organization can take," said Peter Love, Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation
Officer. "By installing this equipment, Canada Post is taking the steps
necessary to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment."
"Canada Post is committed to reducing its electrical consumption in our
buildings. Over the past two years, in the GTA alone, Canada Post has reduced
its energy consumption by over four per cent and five per cent respectively,"
says Fred Pollard, Director, Mail Operations Support - Greater Toronto Area
for Canada Post.
The Electrical Harmonizer-AVR has been installed at a third Canada Post
plant at 969 Eastern Avenue in Toronto. The results of this installation will
be verified in a few weeks.
"We are very excited about our relationship with Canada Post. The results
of their initiative serve as a shining example of energy conservation through
voltage optimization for other corporations in Ontario," says Gerry Gill,
Chairman and CEO of Legend Power.
Canada Post is the first corporation in Ontario to receive incentive
funding for energy conservation through voltage optimization from the Building
Owners and Managers Association of Greater Toronto's Conservation and Demand
Management program. The project was proposed and delivered by Brookfield
LePage Johnson Controls, Facilities Management Contractor for Canada Post in
Voltage optimization is an innovative solution that offers superior
energy and cost savings, which can also lead to long-term savings in repair
and maintenance costs.
About Legend Power Systems Inc.
Legend Power Systems Inc. (TSX.V: LPS) is a leading electrical energy
conservation company that manufactures and markets a patented device to help
commercial and industrial customers achieve significant energy savings through
voltage optimization. Legend Power's Electrical Harmonizer-Automatic Voltage
Regulator (AVR) eliminates inefficiencies by delivering the optimal level of
voltage a user needs. Most customers receive higher voltage levels than
required at certain points of the grid from electrical utilities delivering
higher levels to compensate for line loss across the feeder length. Higher
than nominal voltage can affect the lifespan of electrical equipment and
result in high monthly utility bills. By delivering the optimal voltage to the
user, Legend Power's Electrical Harmonizer-AVR helps companies reduce their
electricity bills, maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions while
increasing the lifetime of machinery, equipment and lighting. The technology
also decreases capital and operating costs for electrical utilities.
For further information:
For further information: Ginny Morgan, Legend Power Systems Inc., (604)
420-1500, email@example.com; Albert Lee, Canada Post, (905) 214-9299,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Linda Munro, Peak Communicators, (604) 689-5559,