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In Our Community

Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. is a community focused organization and an active participant in the growth and prosperity of the City of Welland. We are proud of the many community programs we either sponsor or participate in. We are also equally proud of the efforts of our many civic-minded employees who generously give their time to volunteer in the community.


Recent News in our Community

Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. presents scholarship to Centennial student

Friday, June 26, 2009

Scholarship Winner, Michelle Kuipers, presented with award by Perry Orosz, director of customer service at WHESCLast week, Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. awarded another scholarship cheque to graduating secondary students. Centennial student Michelle Kuipers was the recipient of the Welland Hydro-Electric Systems Corp. Energy Conservation and Demand Management Scholarship as a result of the plan she developed for her school.


Working within a fixed budget, Ms. Kuipers’ conservation plan concentrated on three areas for improving energy efficiency at Centennial; lighting, windows and doors, and reducing phantom load.


In addition, Ms. Kuipers went above and beyond by researching various alternative energies and presenting the advantages and disadvantages of each to her class.


This was the third scholarship Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. had given to graduating students from local high schools this year.

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Students come up with energy conservation plan

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp. sparked interest in energy conservation for two Jean Vanier secondary school students.


On top of their regular studies, Samantha Pringle and Catherine Roy worked hard over a semester of their Grade 12 year, putting together an energy conservation plan for their school. Both members of school's environment club, Pringle and Roy spent months doing research and making phone calls to discover the best methods Jean Vanier could put in place to conserve energy. The pair created the plan as part of a program sponsored by Welland Hydro-Electric System Corp., in which high school students compete for the Energy Conservation and Demand Management Scholarship.


Pringle and Roy spent their time researching items such as energy efficient windows, heating systems and roofs, and called around for estimates on all materials to determine the cost of converting to eco-friendly methods. They also contacted the French Catholic school board's director of planning and maintenance, Robert Castel, to get their hands on the school's current hydro bills and blueprints for the new Jean Vanier currently being built on River Rd.

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