City of Pickering Continues Energy Conservation Leadership

Municipality First in Canada to Implement Real Time Energy Management Platform

James Darrach, President & CEO, Elexicon Group Inc. demonstrates CircuitMeter's Energy Window to the City of Pickering's Mayor Dave Ryan

For Immediate Release

WHITBY, ON — February 19, 2020 – The City of Pickering has installed and implemented circuit level monitoring technology at its City Hall building, becoming the first municipality in Canada to bring the CircuitMeter Real Time Energy Management (“RTEM”) platform into their operations.

The CircuitMeter RTEM platform – supplied and installed by Elexicon Group – will enable Pickering officials to monitor and understand City Hall’s energy consumption in greater detail, down to individual pieces of equipment. This helps to reduce operating costs and identify irregularities in energy consumption. The system also allows officials to create real-time energy management strategies for peak building performance, and will accurately measure the savings generated by retrofit projects and other energy initiatives.

“As a national leader in sustainability, the City of Pickering is proud to partner with Elexicon Group in becoming the first municipality in Canada to incorporate the RTEM platform,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “With this innovative new platform installed at City Hall, we can make better informed energy management decisions in reducing the City’s energy consumption, costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Ultimately, we want to inspire our residents and businesses to be more mindful of and strategic with their respective energy consumption.”

In May 2019, Elexicon Group – in their mission to imagine energy as opportunity – announced they had signed a Channel Partner Agreement with CircuitMeter, acting as a turnkey provider of their advanced metering and real-time energy analytics to municipal, commercial and industrial clients.

“As an entrepreneurial endeavor, Elexicon Group focuses on providing a wide range of energy solutions to our customers,” said President and CEO James Darrach. “With the evolution of smart cities and benchmarking, we know that CircuitMeter and their innovative technologies will enable our clients to make informed decisions when reducing their energy consumption, leveraging renewable energy to lower operating costs and taking control of their operating expenses.”

“CircuitMeter is excited to see the City of Pickering showing leadership among Canadian municipal governments with its adoption of the RTEM platform, and would like to congratulate Elexicon Group for championing advanced energy efficiency solutions that will help the region in its efforts to boost competitiveness and fight climate change,” said President and CEO Paul Mertes.

Companies seeking to understand their energy usage at a circuit-level and reduce energy costs can reach out to Elexicon Group for a complimentary audit and proposal.


Media Contacts

James Darrach
President & CEO
Elexicon Group Inc.
Tel: 905-444-1982, ext. 4209

Mark Guinto
Manager, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications
City of Pickering, Office of the Mayor
Tel: 905-420-4660, ext. 2013


About Elexicon Group Inc.
Elexicon Group Inc. is an entrepreneurial endeavor focused on providing a wide range of energy solutions to customers. The company is dedicated to expanding its energy service business, and exploring new opportunities and ventures with strategic partners. Our portfolio of energy service businesses include: energy management and procurement consulting services; solar generation solutions; combined heat power (CHP) solutions; artificial intelligence and sub-metering; substation maintenance; EV charging stations, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of substation, power generation and energy storage projects. By sharing our collective knowledge and resources, we are able to help businesses imagine energy as opportunity, control energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Elexicon Group Inc. is a subsidiary company of Elexicon Corporation, the company formed by the Veridian Corporation and Whitby Hydro Energy Corporation in April 2019.

About the City of Pickering
As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected and engaged community.

About CircuitMeter
CircuitMeter Inc., a privately held Canadian firm, has developed groundbreaking electrical energy submetering hardware, integrated with its Big Data and cloud based CircuitMonitoring™ enterprise software. The advanced energy analytics represents a major step forward in comparison with current practice. It is designed to analyze real time, circuit level energy usage for large organizations and portfolio managers to identify energy waste and help industrial, commercial and institutional facility owners reduce their energy consumption, costs, and carbon footprint.

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