Energy saving measures at Kruger Products’ tissue plant in Crabtree, Que., have earned the site an acknowledgement by the provincial power utility. The Crabtree mill has been named a member of réseau Écolectrique d'Hydro-Québec for reducing electrical energy consumption by at least 5%.
“We believe that big companies can make a big difference, so we are always looking for ways to reduce our energy consumption and bring us closer to reaching our target set through Sustainability 2015," says Daniel Dumont, general manager region east, Kruger Products.
The Crabtree tissue plant has embarked on a number of energy efficiency projects in recent years. The most significant energy savings resulted from an upgrade of the facility's lighting system, a reduction of 7,700 MWh/year. Improvements to the plant's compressed air system led to a reduction of 1,200 MWh/year. An additional 30 MW/year were saved by upgrading the plant's recycled screening system.
The Hydro-Québec Écolectrique network includes major companies from various industries that are recognized for their leadership and outstanding performance in energy efficiency. As part of the energy efficiency program, these companies have reduced energy consumption by at least 5% or at least 50 GWh per year, adopted a formal energy efficiency policy and have a dedicated employee who is responsible for energy management.
Kruger Products L.P. is a manufacturer of tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use, serving the Canadian consumer market with brands such as Cashmere®, Purex®, SpongeTowels®, Scotties®' and White Swan®.