CopperLeaf ESP implemented at Manitoba Hydro

October 11, 2011 Copperleaf Marketing

Demand Side Management (DSM) software from CopperLeaf Technologies implemented for Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart Program

12 October 2011 – Manitoba Hydro has implemented CopperLeaf Technologies’ DSM software solution, ESP, to help with decision making around its Power Smart Program. CopperLeaf’s ESP software allows Manitoba Hydro to maximize the value of their DSM investments.

Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart Program serves residential, commercial and industrial customers with a total of 35 programs and initiatives. The highly successful Power Smart Program encourages all customer sectors to use energy more efficiently. These efforts work towards making permanent shifts in the Manitoba marketplace for long-term adoption of energy efficient technologies and practices. On the residential side, programs are built around rewards and incentives for efficient use of heating, lighting, appliances, electronics and water use, along with programs for specific user groups. On the commercial and industrial side, programs are built around efficiencies in energy use around building development, lighting, heating, internal HVAC systems, and many other programs around optimal equipment and technology energy usage.

The Power Smart Program is projected to achieve electric energy and demand savings of 3,408 GWh/year and 918 MW by 2024-25. Natural gas savings over that same time period are projected to be 149 million cubic meters. The overall Power Smart Program is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 2.6 million tonnes annually while providing Manitobans with lower energy bills from the installation of energy savings measures and the continued sale of the conserved hydro electric energy on export markets.

CopperLeaf’s DSM modeling, planning and reporting software tool – ESP, has been designed specifically to support the business needs of DSM Planners and Managers throughout the entire DSM life cycle. From the identification and screening of savings potential, right through to the definition, approval, delivery and reporting of actual DSM Program and Portfolio performance, ESP’s primary mission is to help DSM Planners and Managers efficiently maximize the value of their DSM investments, and effectively communicate their DSM Plans and Program performance with stakeholders.


About Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro is a Crown Corporation that has provided electricity to Manitoba, Canada since 1961.  Assets under management total $13 billion, and Manitoba Hydro generates 5,499 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Manitoba Hydro serves a customer base of 537,000 customers, across nearly 100 communities, and is proud to be one of the lower cost providers of domestic electricity in Canada.

About CopperLeaf Technologies

CopperLeaf Technologies works with asset-intensive organizations facing the challenges of aging infrastructure and fast-changing business environments. We help our customers re-think their approach to capital planning, life-cycle asset planning, budgeting and demand-side management. Our Asset Investment Planning and Management (AIPM) and DSM solutions help them integrate planning, analysis, approval, and execution so that they can make decisions that are effective, transparent, and focused on the long-term performance of their organizations.


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CopperLeaf Technologies Inc.
Office: +1.604.639.9700
Email: Media Relations

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Copperleaf provides decision analytics to companies managing critical infrastructure. Headquartered in Vancouver, our solutions are distributed and supported by regional staff and partners worldwide.

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