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News Release - Manitoba

October 2, 2019


Efficiency Manitoba, Manitoba’s new Crown corporation focused on energy efficiency, will submit its first three-year plan to the Public Utilities Board (PUB) for review on Nov. 1, while maintaining an implementation date of April 1, 2020, Crown Services Jeff Wharton has announced.

“Efficiency Manitoba has made significant progress in starting a new corporation from the ground up,” said Wharton.  “The work done by Efficiency Manitoba’s board of directors and staff has been exemplary and we appreciate all their hard work.”

Efficiency Manitoba is required by regulation to submit its three-year plans to the PUB for review.  Government will be working with Efficiency Manitoba to gain greater clarity on comparisons to program delivery under the former PowerSmart program and the whole-of-government implications on summary budgeting.  While Efficiency Manitoba has received focused direction provided by government through legislation, regulation and a mandate letter resulting in a sound plan, government needs to confirm alignment of how Efficiency Manitoba will be more streamlined and program driven, added Wharton.

Manitoba Crown Services is taking immediate steps to require Efficiency Manitoba’s plan be submitted for the new November deadline.

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