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Efficiency Manitoba officially in operation

April 24, 2019   Jillian Morgan

Manitoba’s newly minted Crown Corporation has officially launched.

Efficiency Manitoba, focused on energy efficiency and conservation, replaces Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart brand, which had a 30-year run in the province.

The province appointed Colleen Kuruluk, previously the manager of Power Smart Programs at Manitoba Hydro, to take over as CEO for the arms-length entity in December 2018.

“We are launching Efficiency Manitoba with instant rebates on energy efficient lighting products,” Kuruluk said in a statement. “During our period of transition, Manitoba Hydro will continue to offer energy efficiency programs for homes, businesses, and industry.”

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Efficiency Manitoba aims to offer a “one-stop shop” for consumers, businesses, institutions and industry looking for information on resource efficiency, from small-scale home heating to industrial energy conservation projects, according to the province.

The agency will work with the federal government and others to access incentives and rebates. www.efficiencymb.ca