News Release

Power Smart helps New Westminster get energy efficient

BC Hydro's Rick Truong presents an incentive cheque to members of the City of New Westminster's Energy Management Committee: (left to right) Rod Carle, Angela Danielisz, Jonathan Cote, Jennifer Lukianchuk, Roger Emanuels, Wayne Werbovetski, Tim Smith and John McMahon.

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – The City of New Westminster has taken a big step towards energy efficiency by signing a Power Smart Partner agreement with BC Hydro.

As a Power Smart Partner, the city participated in an extensive energy study to review 30 municipal buildings for electricity conservation opportunities. The study identified measures that could result in electricity savings of close to 645,000 kilowatt hours a year.

“We are happy to have the City of New Westminster on board as a Power Smart Partner and look forward to working with them to promote conservation,” said Lisa Coltart, executive director of Power Smart and Customer Care. “By implementing the conservation opportunities identified in the study, the city could save more than $38,000 a year in electricity costs.”

The study, co-funded by BC Hydro, was led by the city’s Energy Management Committee, which consists of a BC Hydro representative, councillor Jonathan Cote, Rod Carle, general manager of the city’s Electric Utility Commission, and representatives from the city’s Electrical Utility Services, Engineering, Parks & Recreation and Administration departments.

The opportunities identified in the study include the conversion of lighting to a more energy efficient product, improved refrigeration systems at ice rinks and the replacement of existing exit signs with LED exit signs.

The City of New Westminster will now decide which of the recommendations to implement.

Source: BC Hydro News


Simi Heer
BC Hydro Media Relations
Phone: 604 623 3963