Toronto, July 31, 2015—Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and PortsToronto, which owns and operates Toronto’s Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, are announcing that the airport’s pedestrian tunnel, which opened to the public on July 30, 2015, will be bullfrogpowered with 100 per cent renewable electricity.
“By choosing Bullfrog Power’s green electricity for the pedestrian tunnel, PortsToronto is reducing its environmental impact while supporting the development of new green energy projects in communities across Canada,” said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power.
Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power’s generators put 100 per cent renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of power the pedestrian tunnel uses. Across Canada, Bullfrog Power’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.
Bullfrogpowering the pedestrian tunnel includes green electricity for 42 state-of-the-art LED and LCD features along the tunnel walls that enable travellers who are walking along the pathway or standing on the moving sidewalks to view and engage with the screens as they make the six-minute journey under the Western Gap to the island-side atrium.
“PortsToronto is committed to sustainability, which is why we are the only airport in Canada to choose renewable energy for all of our facilities and operations,” said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO, PortsToronto. “With the opening of our innovative new pedestrian tunnel this week, that commitment will extend below ground with the tunnel being powered entirely by Bullfrog Power’s green energy.”
PortsToronto is one of the ten largest purchasers of green energy in Canada on Bullfrog Power’s Green Index.
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For more than 100 years PortsToronto, (formerly the Toronto Port Authority), has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomes more than two million passengers each year; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada’s largest freshwater marinas; and, Terminals 51 and 52, which provide transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $6.7 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto’s waterfront and beyond. PortsToronto operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government. www.portstoronto.com
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