OLG Becomes Largest Supporter of Renewable Energy from Bullfrog Power In Canada

OLG Slots At Woodbine Racetrack Goes Green With Bullfrog Power

TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has taken one more step towards its green energy goals, with the OLG Slots at Woodbine Racetrack facility now choosing green electricity with Bullfrog Power, Canada's 100% green electricity provider. The Woodbine facility is the eighth OLG location to go green, making the agency the largest supporter of renewable energy through Bullfrog Power in Canada.

"Being green is becoming a part of every aspect of OLG's business. We have committed to obtaining 90% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2014, and with the switch here at Woodbine, we move even closer to that goal," said Larry Flynn, Senior Vice President, Gaming at OLG.

Currently, the Woodbine facility consumes 11,600 Megawatt Hours (MWh) of electricity a year, one of the highest electricity users among OLG sites. Through the new agreement, Bullfrog's generators will inject green electricity onto the regional grid to match the amount of power all eight "bullfrog-powered" OLG facilities use. More than 35,000 MWh - enough electricity to power over 3,800 homes - will be greened annually on OLG's behalf.

"Bullfrog Power is proud to be a partner in OLG's continued efforts to reach its bold renewable energy goals," said Bullfrog President Tom Heintzman. "Their expanded participation with Bullfrog not only shows their support for the green energy industry here in Ontario, but also assists the Pearson Eco-Business Zone to come closer to achieving their Green Power Challenge objectives."

OLG's significant purchase will assist Bullfrog and Partners in Project Green's 'Green Power Challenge' to reach its 50% mark. Partners in Project Green is a growing community of businesses working together to green their bottom line by creating an internationally-recognized 'eco-business zone' around Toronto Pearson Airport. Businesses in the Pearson Eco-Business Zone are working to achieve a collective goal of greening 58,000 MWh of electricity.

Casino Sault Ste. Marie and the OLG Slots at Georgian Downs, Mohawk Racetrack, Hanover Raceway and Clinton Raceway moved to green electricity in February 2010. The OLG's IT Data Systems centre and Casino Brantford switched to 100% emissions-free electricity in January 2009.

About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada's 100 per cent green electricity provider, offers homes and businesses a clean, renewable electricity choice. Bullfrog's electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program instead of from polluting sources like coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear. Thousands of Canadian homes and businesses are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by switching to green electricity with Bullfrog Power. www.bullfrogpower.com

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, casinos, slots, and resort casinos have generated more than $32 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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