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Aerial view of two battery banks for the microgrid Multi-faceted partnerships with Georgian College are designed to build and grow your business. As the first college in Canada to be designated an Ashoka Changemaker college for its leadership role in social innovation and changemaking in higher education, Georgian is leading the way in developing partnerships that make a difference in our communities. Georgian is proud to have multi-faceted partnerships with Toronto Hydro, Honda of Canada Mfg., Magna International and more. Some of the Georgian teams that support partnerships include: Alectra Energy Solutions is installing a microgrid at the Barrie Campus near the entrance to the Athletics and Fitness Centre. The energy storage solution will support Ontario's climate change, aligning with Georgian College's commitment in its 2016-2021 strategic plan to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote energy efficiency in the college's operations. The microgrid is a state-of-the-art energy storage system, which is expected to lower the college's power costs by using energy storage to reduce electricity consumption when demand is peaking. This will decrease Georgian's Global Adjustment Charge, which is a fee billed to all hydro customers in the province under Ontario's 2009 Green Energy Act. These charges are typically 60 per cent of the total annual electricity bill. "Microgrid technology is no longer a theoretical future innovation – in many cases, it is the most cost-effective solution today," says Brian Bentz, President & CEO, To learn how a partnership with Georgian will benefit you, your employees and your organization while making a difference in the lives of students, visit Employers and Partners or email Stephanie Knight, Associate Director, Major Gifts and Partnerships. • Advancement and Alumni Relations • Career and Employment Community Services • Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation • Continuing Education and Corporate Training • Co-op and Career Success • Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre • Indigenous Resource Centres • Research and Innovation Alectra Inc. "We're proud to partner with Georgian College on this project, and thrilled to see them embracing innovation and sustainability." The microgrid comes on the heels of a larger $750,000 investment that Alectra made to Georgian in 2018, which established the Alectra Centre for Research, Innovation and Commercialization inside the Peter B. Moore Advanced Technology Centre at the college's Barrie campus. 35 GEORGIANVIEW 2021 SPRING PARTNERSHIPS PARTNERING WITH PURPOSE AND IMPACT Strategic, responsive and value driven INNOVATION FOR THE FUTURE New microgrid will reduce carbon footprint

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