LONDON, ON, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Energy efficiency in industry strengthens competitiveness, lowers costs, maximizes profits and promotes a more sustainable environment. Promoting and rewarding energy-efficient practices are key components of Canada's approach to transitioning to a clean energy future.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science and Sport and to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Kate Young, on behalf of Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, today formally announced a $40,000 investment for Ingredion Canada Corporation for an energy management information system (EMIS).
With funding from Natural Resources Canada and facilitated by the Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC), the EMIS reduced energy use and costs at Ingredion's London facility by tracking and improving its overall energy performance.
CIPEC includes more than 2,300 facilities representing 20 industrial sectors and over 50 trade associations. An award-winning partnership between the Government of Canada and Canadian industry, CIPEC advances industrial energy efficiency by promoting the uptake of energy management systems, best practices and technologies.
Through Generation Energy, Canada's national energy dialogue, Canadians expressed that they want to see Canada continuing to be a leader in the transition to a clean growth economy. Canada will continue to support innovative projects that create jobs, improve industry competitiveness, cut pollution and act on climate change.
- An energy management information system (EMIS) is a performance management system that enables individuals and organizations to plan, make decisions and actively manage their energy use and costs.
- By integrating an EMIS, facilities can expect a five-percent reduction in their energy use and cost.
"With industry and government working together at all levels, we can create a more prosperous, competitive and sustainable Canada. Our government is committed to energy efficiency, and we are proud to work with Ingredion to advance our clean energy future."
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science and Sport and to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility and Member of Parliament for London West
"Energy efficiency has long been a focus area for Ingredion as it helps us achieve manufacturing efficiency, manage our costs and be a good steward of the environment. Collaborating on this project with NRCan and our Canadian solution providers is an important milestone in using our facility's information and data-driven decisions to deliver more efficient energy management."
David Wilcox, Plant Manager, London facility
Ingredion Canada Corporation
Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation (CIPEC)
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