On Monday, November 14th our achievements in energy conservation were recognized by Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault, as well as Terry Young, VP Conservation and Corporate Relations for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) at a media event at our Head Office.
“Our government supports a dynamic and innovative business climate in which companies can reduce electricity costs by implementing a variety of conservation and efficiency measures,” Minister Thibeault said. “We are committed to working with companies like ArcelorMittal Dofasco, supporting a climate where businesses can continue to compete and succeed.”
ArcelorMittal Dofasco currently has 10 Energy projects underway with incentives from the IESO. Two were highlighted at the media event:
- The No.2 Turbo Generator project consisted of installing a refurbished 12.5 MW steam turbine generator to use surplus steam to produce electricity. This project created approximately 82,000 person-hours of employment and is anticipated to result in 49,000 MWh of annual electricity savings. The Generator launched in April.
- President and CEO Sean Donnelly announced the launch of the Utilities Boiler and Power Generation project which see three existing boilers replaced by one high efficiency boiler as well as a Turbine Generator. The system will use waste gases from the steelmaking process to produce steam to generate electricity. Slated to be completed at the end of 2018, this project is estimated to create 80,000 person-hours of employment and is anticipated to result in about 129,000 MWh of annual electricity savings.
“We’re focused on technological advances and reducing, recycling and generating energy,” Sean said. “These are just two of the portfolio of projects that ArcelorMittal Dofasco has in energy. Working in partnership within the IESO’s Industrial Accelerator Program has allowed us to accelerate our plans and move various projects forward in order to lower our demand on Ontario’s power grid and keep our business competitive.”
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