THUNDER BAY – Ontario has approved an initial rebate for Abibow of over $7.5 million based on the facility’s consumption for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The approval was announced by Thunder Bay Atikokan MPP Bill Mauro.
“This program is the latest in a series of programs aimed at supporting our large industrial users. Combined with our Industrial Conservation Initiative, it will save the local AbiBow operation millions per year on a go-forward basis,” said Mauro.
Mauro Announces McGuinty Government Helping AbiBow to Keep Energy Costs Down, Protect Jobs
Ontario is helping AbitibiBowater pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay reduce its electricity costs, stay competitive and protect approximately 500 jobs.
Through the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) program, Abibow Canada Inc. will receive energy rebates of two cents per kilo-watt hour (kWh) to help manage electricity costs and improve energy efficiency and sustainability at the Thunder Bay mill.
Partnering with companies in Northern Ontario communities is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to create and support jobs for Ontario families and to strengthen local economies.