Paying the Gas Bill Was Never So Fun!Share Tweet
Most of us get a bill from the gas company, but Molson was recently in the infinitely more enjoyable position of receiving a cheque for $27,940 from Enbridge Gas Distribution in Toronto. Our Chief Brewing Officer, Daniel Pelland along with members of the management team at the Brewery accepted the cheque on Monday April 20 from Enbridge Gas Distribution. (photo)
This special payment was an incentive for recent boiler improvements made at the Toronto brewery – the boilers are the large steel tanks you see thru the brew house windows when driving by the brewery on the 401. The project involved retrofitting the heat exchanger, and as a result of the retrofit, we acquired the capability to preheat water for the boiler from 45³F to 145³F. Basically, it means the boiler now doesn’t have to work as hard, enabling Molson to save substantial amounts of natural gas. Annually, this improvement amounts to savings of 279, 402 m3 of natural gas, which does good for the business and our planet. The natural gas savings means a reduction of 531 000 kg of C02 emissions each year – the equivalent of 2,681 cars off the road. This improvement is part of Molson ongoing Brewery Energy Conservation Program. The incentive payment from Enbridge will be invested in yet more energy-saving projects.
Actually, this is not the first time Molson has received a cheque from the gas company. Enbridge has a very extensive program to encourage consumers like Molson to reduce their energy use. So, Molson has many more diverse projects either in the works or under consideration, including boiler efficiency improvements, installing meters, improving insulation, water reuse, and flash steam recovery.
Thanks to our energy saving efforts, it won’t be long until the gas company will be writing us another cheque!