Toronto, Ontario, 03-March-2010 – Energy Advantage Inc. is pleased to announce that it has qualified as program evaluator for the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) pilot Data Center Incentive Program Initiative. The pilot program, currently underway by Toronto Hydro Electric System and PowerStream Inc., offers financial incentives to commercial and institutional organizations in return for a reduction in electricity demand in their data center operations.
Energy Advantage was selected by the OPA as the successful vendor of record to be sole evaluator for these pilot programs. As evaluator, Energy Advantage is responsible to verify energy (kWh) and capacity (kW) savings data provided by program operators for verification purposes. As well, Energy Advantage will provide the OPA with a dynamic qualitative and quantitative assessment of the overall program, a best practice evaluation approach, and valuation of a possible larger scale rollout of a data center program.
In North America, data centers represent approximately 1.5 per cent of the demand for electricity and account for 2 per cent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
Incentives will be paid to program participants at a rate of $300/kW to a maximum of 50 per cent of the project cost for verified peak kW reductions.
This pilot data center incentive program encourages electricity conservation through the use of improved equipment layout designs, the use of energy efficient products including server and software technology as well as improved air cooling systems.
About Energy Advantage Inc.
Energy Advantage Inc. provides total energy management solutions to our customers’ sustainability challenges, delivering them best results in managing their risks, reducing their costs and enhancing their reputation within the markets and communities they serve. Our company is fully independent from energy commodity and equipment suppliers. We sit with our customers on their side of the table, providing objectivity in seeking and developing the best solutions to their sustainability challenges. With a depth of expertise in the energy and energy related environmental areas, we have been providing notable North American organizations with effective energy management solutions for over 12 years.