Smartcool Attains Contractor Status in BC Hydro's "Power Smart" Program

    Smartcool looks to drive British Columbia to "Energy Self-Sufficiency" by

VANCOUVER, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC), is pleased to announce that the Company has become a registered contractor in BC Hydro's "Power Smart Alliance". Power Smart has created many programs that accommodate residential, commercial and industrial customers. It is through these programs that Smartcool Systems will gain widespread exposure. BC Hydro provides its client base with in-depth information and financial incentives to help customers to reduce energy consumption and, in so doing, reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

"BC Hydro is a leading utility in the push for greater environmental sustainability. They have been extremely effective in promoting energy efficiency within our Province, providing information and incentives to pursue a "greener" lifestyle," said George Burnes, President and CEO of Smartcool Systems Inc. "Becoming a contractor under the Power Smart Alliance is extremely important to Smartcool as it will make it easier for us to provide a proven energy reduction solution to those businesses in British Columbia that are committed to achieving environmental sustainability."

"We are fortunate to be living in an area that allows BC Hydro to provide clean energy through its hydroelectric system and in doing so we have some of the lowest electricity rates in North America," added Chris Lefaivre, VP Sales and Marketing for Smartcool. "That being said, it is important that we preserve our natural resources and protect our environment. By providing an energy efficiency solution to customers, that makes economic sense due to rapid payback of capital, we feel Smartcool can play a significant part in achieving energy self-sufficiency in British Columbia."

About BC Hydro

As the third largest electric utility in Canada, BC Hydro serves customers in an area containing over 94% of British Columbia's population. BC Hydro endeavours to provide energy solutions to its customers in an environmentally and socially responsible way by balancing British Columbians' energy needs with the concerns of the environment. Through the efficient and reliable supply of electricity, BC Hydro supports the development of British Columbia and has constructed a world-class integrated hydroelectric system. Due to this efficient, reliable system, British Columbians enjoy some of the lowest electricity rates in North America.

About Smartcool Systems Inc.

Smartcool Systems Inc. (SSC: TSX.V) manufactures and distributes the Smartcool Energy Saving Module (ESM)(TM), which makes refrigeration and air conditioning systems more efficient, resulting in proven cost savings, reduced energy consumption, and a smaller carbon footprint. The Smartcool ESM(TM) can be retrofitted to existing refrigeration and air conditioning systems and is compatible with all known control systems. More than 25,000 units have been installed in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia for Smartcool customers such as supermarkets, food distributors, telecommunications companies, hospitals, hotels, universities and energy companies.

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