The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is pleased to provide the 2013 Conservation Results Report.
|2013 Conservation Results Report|
This report provides insight into conservation programs and activities, including Ontario’s saveONenergy programs. In 2013 alone, conservation programs in Ontario achieved 733 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of verified annual energy savings and reduced 667 megawatts (MW) of demand across the province. This includes savings from energy-efficiency and demand-response initiatives funded by the OPA and offered directly through our channel partners and by LDCs.
We are consistently delivering verified conservation at a cost of 4¢ per kilowatt-hour. For each dollar we invest in our customers being more efficient, we save two dollars in avoided generation.
Between 2005 and 2013, Ontarians have conserved more than 8.7 billion kWh of electricity from programs as well as through changes to codes and standards — enough to power a city about the size of Mississauga for a year.
We also continue to pilot new technologies and programs through the Conservation Fund, which supports innovative electricity conservation projects and programs. The report also provides information on codes and standards, time-of-use rates and other conservation initiatives. All of these activities contribute to the overall energy and demand savings for the province’s energy target set out in the Long-Term Energy Plan.
Conservation remains Ontario’s first priority. As we embark on the next six-year commitment, Ontario’s conservation programs will be investing $500 million dollars a year toward our customers’ energy-savings needs and in turn creating a system value of close to $1 billion.
Congratulations to all residents, businesses and industries of Ontario for your commitment to conservation. Keep up the great work to make Ontario a North American leader in conservation!
Please visit saveONenergy.ca for more information on how you can DO MORE to help Ontario conserve.