The Ontario Power Authority is now accepting applications for the second year of the saveONenergy ABORIGINAL CONSERVATION PROGRAM
TORONTO, January 29, 2014 – The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Aboriginal firm First Nations Engineering Services Ltd. are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second year of the saveONenergy ABORIGINAL CONSERVATION PROGRAM.
This innovative program provides customized electricity conservation services designed to help First Nation communities, including remote and northern communities, reduce their electricity use in residential housing, institutional and commercial buildings. The program also creates employment opportunities, potentially providing up to 30 jobs in selected First Nation communities. Program managers, community coordinators, canvassers and energy auditors will be hired to deliver the program to participating communities.
In the first year of the program, 12 First Nation communities, including two remote communities, were selected to implement conservation measures to meet their energy needs. All First Nation communities across Ontario are encouraged to apply for the program’s second year. Sixteen communities will be selected to participate from the applications received. Applications will be accepted until February 26, 2014.
Residents in participating communities will have an opportunity to work with a certified energy auditor, who will reco ...
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