We have signed the letter of Efficiency Canada’s “Expanding Ontario’s post-2020 natural gas demand side management programs”.
Who is Efficiency Canada?
Efficiency Canada is the national voice for an energy efficient economy. Our mission is to create a sustainable environment and better life for all Canadians by making our country a global leader in energy efficiency policy, technology, and jobs. Efficiency Canada is housed at Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre, which is located in turn on the traditional unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.
What is Demand Side Management?
Energy demand management, also known as demand-side management (DSM) or demand-side response (DSR), is the modification of consumer demand for energy through various methods such as financial incentives and behavioral change through education.
Usually, the goal of demand-side management is to encourage the consumer to use less energy during peak hours, or to move the time of energy use to off-peak times such as nighttime and weekends. Peak demand management does not necessarily decrease total energy consumption, but could be expected to reduce the need for investments in networks and/or power plants for meeting peak demands. An example is the use of energy storage units to store energy during off-peak hours and discharge them during peak hours.
We are also working on demand side management on electricity. Checkout our R&D project here->
This letter is for Canadian Minister’s of Canada
“This letter comes to you from the over corporations, associations, and municipal representatives listed below. We are writing to strongly urge you to ask the Ontario Energy Board to increase natural gas energy efficiency programs in Ontario to meet the targets in your Made.in-Ontario Environment P/an. These programs are a rare opportunity to lower energy bills, create jobs, cut carbon emissions, and stimulate our economy. As your plan states, these programs save people money.'”
Read the full letter from here->