Energy program tempts Brockville

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Published on: December 10, 2015

Recorder & Times / Ronald Zajac / 09 December 2015

Hejner at CouncilHire an “energy manager,” city councillors were told on Tuesday, and Hydro One will cover a majority of his or her salary, based on energy savings targets.

What’s more, if the city exceeds those targets, the utility could even pay more, to the point where Brockville is making money on the position.

That’s the pitch city officials will look into after approving a consultant’s study into the feasibility of hiring an “embedded energy manager.”

Andrew Hejnar, energy manager for 3M Canada, spoke to council Tuesday about the energy manager position, which started as a $30,000 line item in the 2016 budget.

The manager would be in charge of finding energy savings in city operations, with the majority of his or her salary subsidized by Hydro One, based on achieving a number of targets.