IN THE NEWS
Going off the GridAug 2, 2012
We’re celebrating another milestone in Jamieson’s ongoing goal to embrace a business practice that preserves and enhances our environment.
On Tuesday, July 31st, the Honorable Chris Bentley, Ontario’s Minister of Energy made it official: Jamieson is moving off the grid! On the roof of our manufacturing facility, there are 2,400 solar panels that will generate more than 800,000 kW of power each year. These panels will offset almost one-fifth of our power consumption at this plant.
In household terms, we’re producing enough renewable energy to keep 5,000 - 60 watt light bulbs burning for eight hours every day over the course of an entire year.
While the Jamieson solar project is one of the largest in the province, it’s just the beginning. We have an installation of similar capacity already in the works down the road at the Jamieson softgel manufacturing facility. We look forward to the day when that project goes online.
At Jamieson, our motto is “Good for you. Good for the planet.” It’s a commitment to wellness for all of our customers now and in the future. We’re optimistic that each positive action can, and will, make a difference.