As part of the Town of Erin’s, Energy Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Plan, Burnside was retained to analyze 2 of the Town’s facilities.
The Town’s 2 arenas were chosen for analysis after it was determined that they represented the facilities with the greatest opportunity for energy and cost savings.
The energy conservation component of the study commenced with an inquiry and review of information provided by the Town, followed by site visits of each arena. Burnside then identified strategic energy conservation measures appropriate for each arena. Energy modeling was conducted for each recommended conservation measure and compared to status quo to illustrate the anticipated energy and cost savings. Estimated capital costs and payback periods for each conservation measure were also provided.
The renewable energy component of the study involved a preliminary feasibility assessment for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations on each arena. Burnside developed conceptual solar PV array layouts, and performed technical and financial modeling to assess the viability of each project. The rooftop solar PV projects were analyzed based on selling electricity to the provincial grid through participation in Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. The results of the analysis included estimated system capacities, capital costs, electricity production, net revenue, payback periods, and recommended next steps.
This strategic planning exercise prioritized energy and cost savings while considering annual capital budget limitations.
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