News from Kamloops

June 27, 2012

Efficient boiler systems result in big rebates for City of Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops was presented with a rebate cheque of $42,214.00 from FortisBC this morning as part of FortisBC's Efficient Boiler rebate program.

Peter Hill, FortisBC Energy Solutions Manager, and Rick Totten, Regional Manager Distribution, presented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar with the rebate cheque outside Interior Savings Centre for the replacement of boilers in Interior Savings Centre and the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre.

The City replaced three 4-million BTU boilers with two 3-million BTU high efficiency boilers at Interior Savings Centre, resulting in energy savings of more than $70,000 per year. It's estimated that over the 15-year life span of the boilers, the energy savings to the City could top $1 million. The original boiler in the Old Courthouse Cultural Centre was replaced in 2010, resulting in over 75 per cent energy cost savings.

Following the replacement of the boilers the City received incentives from FortisBC through their Efficient Boiler Program to help offset the cost of upgrading the equipment.

These new boilers save on operating expenditures, and result in fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Making the switch to the new boilers means the City will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 108.5 tonnes, which is the equivalent of removing approximately 24 cars off the road.

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Media Contact:
Jeff Putnam, Parks, Recreation Facilities & Business Operations Manager
City of Kamloops
250-828-3700
jputnam@kamloops.ca