Thank you and congratulations to PDI customers
In 2011, all electric utilities in Ontario, including Peterborough Distribution Inc. (PDI), were given energy reduction targets by the provincial government. The residents and businesses of Peterborough, Lakefield and Norwood worked together to not just meet, but surpass, the energy reduction requirement. And PDI was one of only 13 utilities in Ontario to do so.
Between 2011 and 2014, we achieved a reduction of 35,000 MWh. In terms of CO2 emissions, that’s like taking 5,000 cars off the road for a year. During the same period, PDI also reduced peak demand by more than the amount required by the province.
We want to thank all of our customers that participated in our energy conservation programs. You’re the reason PDI was so successful in reducing electricity use.
PDI now has a new reduction target of an additional 38,000 MWh by 2020. That’s equivalent to taking the electricity consumption of the entire village of Lakefield off the grid. But we can only achieve this goal with the continued help of residents and businesses in the area.
Everyone has their own reasons for saving energy including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving money, and taking the strain off our infrastructure. With the help of some new conservation programs just being introduced, we can all work towards meeting our targets for 2020.
The Conservation and Demand Management Annual Reports are available for download (pdf).