February 25, 2022
February 25, 2022 – Walkerton, ON
Westario Power President and CEO, Jenny Alfandary, delivered on her commitment to Minister of Energy, Todd Smith by rolling out a plan to offer consumers their meter data, which included the launch of their EMPowered consumer portal.
Following a modernization presentation last October, Minister Smith queried Westario Power’s leader on their commitment to a provincial government mandate, requiring nearly all regulated Ontario electricity and natural gas utilities to provide customers with easy and secure access to their energy usage information in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format for electricity, natural gas, and water usage within twenty-four months, which ends November 1, 2023.
“Families and businesses want to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to their energy bills,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy. “Green Button is part of our commitment to give consumers more choice when it comes to their energy use and will enable easy, quick and secure access to their consumption data through smartphone or computer apps so they can find customized tips to reduce energy use or switch electricity price plans to save money.”
As regulatory requirements can provide implementation challenges for smaller utilities, President and CEO, Jenny Alfandary commented “Westario Power recognizes the importance of small and medium sized utilities across Ontario. Collectively, our success is essential to the vitality of the communities we proudly serve, which in-turn nurtures community prosperity and fuels the passion for growth. Our EMPowered portal will provide all electricity, natural gas and water distributors, no matter how big or small, a powerful solution for their own customers.”
“Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone at Westario Power. We made a strong commitment to modernizing our business and in creating a solution that empowers consumer choice, customers can reduce electricity costs so they can put their hard-earned money to work for them. Small and large businesses will also be able to use their consumption data to make strategic decisions focused on reducing costs and driving revenue.” stated President and CEO, Jenny Alfandary.
Westario Power is focused on growth, driving community prosperity and customer excellence. Through their core values of passion, leadership, and commitment, Westario Power will continue to power people’s lives.