FFPC to hold conservation info session

Conservation will be the topic of a public information session slated for tomorrow evening (Dec. 8) in the auditorium at the Memorial Sports Centre—and the Fort Frances Power Corp. is hoping for a good turnout.
“We’re counting on a good response from the local residents. We’ve got some good ideas for them,” said FFPC president and CEO Jim Kibiuk.
Doors will open at 6 p.m., with speaker Wayne Sunohara, supervisor of energy conservation services for Thunder Bay Hydro, starting his presentation at 7 p.m.
“We’ve talked to Wayne and he’s really going to gear it towards the house and home,” noted Kibiuk. “He’ll give some people some background on energy conservation and some good ideas for their house, for sure.”
Sunohara’s presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.
Tomorrow night’s meeting also will feature coffee, doughnuts, “energy saving” door prizes, and a free compact fluorescent light bulb for everyone who attends.
As reported last week, the FFPC’s LED Christmas light exchange will continue at the meeting.
The first 150 FFPC customers simply can bring in one string of their regular outdoor Christmas lights, as well as an FFPC bill as proof, and trade them in for a coupon for a string of energy-efficient LED ones (a $15 value).
These lights then can be purchased at Canadian Tire (there is a limit of one exchange per family).
In related news, Sunohara will be speaking to local business owners at an invite-only meeting tomorrow at noon in the auditorium at the Memorial Sports Centre.
“We’ve had a fairly good response on that one so that should be good, too,” said Kibiuk.
He noted these information sessions, and other recent initiatives by the FFPC, are part of the utility’s overall energy conservation plan as mandated by the Ontario Energy Board.
Another one the public can keep their eyes open for in the near future is “Conservation Corner,” in which an energy-saving tip will run in the Fort Frances Times each Wednesday.
Kibiuk said the public can expect to see even more initiatives in the spring, which will be geared more towards different types on conservation appropriate to the warmer weather.