Dillon Consulting engineers of Toronto has announced it has an agreement with Ontario Power Generation to buy 200 megawatt-hours of electricity produced from renewable sources such as wind, low-impact hydroelectric, biomass and solar. It represents about 20 per cent of Dillon’s total electricity consumption at its Ontario locations.
Dillon President Jim Balfour indicated that the purchase of green power was partly driven as a way to build their business as well as to be corporately responsible.
“Dillon is delighted to be the first consulting firm to purchase green power from Ontario Power Generation because it allows us to practice what we preach,” he said. “Sustainability and environmental stewardship are fully integrated into the work we do for clients. Being able to apply these same principles in our own activities demonstrates our corporate commitment to doing the right things as a business.”
He continued, “Given that Dillon was involved in the development of several wind power facilities that now generate Green Power in Ontario, it is fitting that we become a downstream purchaser of that power.”
Bruce Boland of OPG praised Dillon’s commitment. “Clearly, the commitment Dillon Consulting has made to renewable energy sets a strong example for others to follow.”
OPG Green Power is generated exclusively at facilities that are EcoLogo(M)-certified, or the equivalent. It sells power directly to large industrial and commercial organizations and to energy resellers. It does not supply the residential market directly.