February 23, 2004

TRCA to purchase OPG green power

TORONTO, ONT-Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has agreed to purchase a total of 1,500 megawatt hours of Evergreen(tm) Energy Green Power from Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Over each of the next three years, TRCA will buy 500 megawatt hours (MWh) of green power for use at its administrative facilities throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Brian Denney, TRCA's chief administrative officer, said the TRCA is committed to being an effective voice for sustainable thinking and action. "In 2002, we took steps toward greening our head office. Our purchase of OPG Evergreen Green Power is the next logical step-it has enabled us to increase our use of green electricity at all of our facilities," he said. Bruce Boland, OPG senior vice-president, customer solutions, said TRCA's decision to take a portion of its Ontario load in green power is a strong endorsement for low-environmental-impact sources of energy. Since its formation in 1957, TRCA has prepared and delivered programs for the management of the renewable natural resources within its watersheds. Aided by support from all levels of government and working through valuable partnerships, TRCA provides protection, enhancement and regeneration of natural resources on a watershed basis. More information about TRCA is available on its Web site, www.trca.on.ca.
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