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Alectra helps MSM Magna International achieve energy savings equal to taking 2,500 homes of the grid for a month

Company presented with $127.632 cheque for participating in Retrofit Program

Vaughan, ON – Support from Alectra Utilities’ Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) team has resulted in MSM Magna International, receiving a cheque for $127,632.81 following the completion of a recent project to replace compressors at the company’s facility on Aviva Park Drive.

The replacement of the compressors, funded through the Save on Energy Retrofit Program, will result in energy savings equivalent to removing 2,500 homes from Ontario’s electricity grid for a month.

Faced with regular changes related to retooling, and to meet ongoing increases in production volumes, Magna enlisted the help of Alectra Utilities’ CDM team,   to help identify savings associated with replacing an existing fixed speed compressed air system with a new variable speed system.

“Alectra Utilities is committed to working with our business customers to ensure that they are receiving the best advice from our team of energy experts on reducing energy costs via improved energy efficiencies, and that our customers are fully aware of the many Save on Energy programs and incentives available to them,” explained Raegan Bond, VP, Conservation & Demand Management at Alectra Utilities.

“Magna has for several years been a participant of the Save on Energy programs delivered by Alectra Utilities,” stated Senka Donches, Manager of Energy Efficiencies at Magna International. “The Conservation and Demand Management support team at Alectra Utilities understands our business and takes the time to ensure our plants receive the highest incentives and greatest savings. We look forward to continuing our business relationship with Alectra as we strive to increase energy efficiency across the Magna portfolio.”

The retrofit for Magna’s powertrain design, development, testing and manufacturing division (Magna Powertrain), involved the replacement of two 250 horsepower (HP) fixed speed compressors with a high efficiency 250 HP fixed speed rotary screw air compressor and a 250 HP variable speed air compressor, resulting in improved production performance with an energy savings of 1,868,302 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year and electricity demand savings of 167.62 kilowatts (kW).

Efficient use of electricity can help reduce costs and conserve energy. For more information about Alectra Utilities’ conservation programs and incentives, please visit

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Author: Corporate Relations Team / Conservation, News Releases / March 9, 2018