ERTH Corporation Announces Completion of the ERTH Energy Community EV Network

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Two electric vehicles plug in at the Port Stanley Beach EV Charger location.

Ingersoll, ON – Chris White, President & CEO of ERTH Corporation, today announced the completion of the ERTH Energy Community EV Network, a network of 24 publicly accessible level 2 electric vehicle (EV) chargers connecting ERTH’s 15 service communities that stretch from Lake Erie to Lake Huron. Using its knowledge of the local electricity grid and leveraging relationships with municipal shareholders, ERTH is deploying a network of EV chargers in locations that make sense for both EV drivers and the electricity system. The new EV chargers are located at twelve locations in eight communities will provide residents with more options to charge their vehicles where they live, work and play.

To encourage increased adoption of zero-emission vehicles, Natural Resources Canada has agreed to provide $99,900 in funding to ERTH Corporation to help it build 21 of the 24 EV chargers across southwestern Ontario. ERTH and its participating municipal shareholders are contributing the parking spots and the remaining funds required to the purchase and install the EV chargers. With the federal funding, the total cost of the project is approximately $330,000.

Federal funding for 21 of the EV chargers is provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP), which supports the government’s ambitious target to have all new passenger vehicles sold in Canada be zero-emission by 2035. The funding provided to ERTH is intended to support charging in more localized areas, such as on street and in other areas intended for public use.  The new charging locations include a mix of on-street locations (Aylmer, Goderich, Tavistock and Mitchell) and public parking lots located at arenas, tourism information centres, beaches and in downtown cores (Aylmer, Port Stanley, Goderich, Belmont, Norwich and Clinton). The infrastructure resulting from these investments will ensure that people can charge their vehicles reliably and safely in these communities.

Electricity to the chargers will be provided by the local electricity distributor, ERTH Power Corporation – Your Hometown Utility. The chargers are pay-for-use and EV drivers will pay a competitive market rate to charge their vehicles, which is currently $1.50 per hour of charging.

Chris White President and CEO of ERTH Corporation plugging in an electric vehicle charger

Chris White, President & CEO of ERTH Corporation plugs in an electrical vehicle at an ERTH EV charging location.

The ERTH Energy Community EV Charging Network will soon expand with the installation of a level 3 EV fast charger at the Goderich Tourist Information Centre.  ERTH has also partnered with the County of Elgin and the Municipality of Central Elgin to install 20 level 2 EV chargers at their respective workplaces. These projects are expected to be completed by the fall of 2021. These investments add to ERTH’s growing mix of clean distributed energy resources throughout the communities that it serves, which include 900kW of solar generation on municipal properties.

About ERTH Corporation:
ERTH Corporation is a diverse group of companies with its origins in the utility industry. Owned by nine municipal shareholders, ERTH distributes electricity to 15 communities in southwestern Ontario and it has grown to be a leading provider of products and services in many industries including utility, energy retailer, municipal, and commercial and industrial to name a few. With customers across North America, ERTH is committed to improving the overall customer experience while helping to lower operating and maintenance expenses for our customers. For further details on ERTH Corporation, please visit www.erthcorp.com.

About ERTH Power Corporation:
ERTH Power Corporation is a licensed distribution company (LDC) providing efficient delivery of electricity, billing and maintenance service to over 25,000 residential and commercial customers within its licensed boundaries. Areas that ERTH Power currently service include the municipalities of Aylmer, Port Stanley, Belmont, Ingersoll, Thamesford, Otterville, Norwich, Burgessville, Beachville, Embro, Tavistock, Clinton, Mitchell, Dublin and Goderich. For further details on ERTH Power Corporation, please visit www.erthpower.com.

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Chris White Named to Canada’s Clean50 List for 2021

click to visit Clean50ERTH Corporation is pleased to announce that Chris White, President and CEO, has been named to Canada’s Clean50 list for 2021 for his activities in evolving the traditional utility business model by embracing distributed clean energy resources.

“Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years,” said Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group. “Chris White was chosen after rigourous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among Honourees selected from an initial pool of approximately 900 well qualified nominees. Delta’s criteria in determining Honourees is to carefully consider actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of Chris’ contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action.”

Chris WhiteWhite and ERTH were commended for work in the Traditional Energy category. Under his leadership since 2016, the electricity distributor and energy service provider has embraced community solar and energy efficiency retrofitting. One of their projects, ERTH Community Power, represents a partnership of 9 municipalities in Ontario created to develop solar facilities on municipal buildings. In the first year of operation, their 7 solar projects generated 1,000 MWh while offsetting 20 million tonnes of CO2 and is expected to generate over $4 million for local stakeholders over the life of the project. ERTH also has a Turnkey LED Streetlight Upgrade Program, completing retrofits for over 60 municipalities and saving over 15,330 MWh/year. “The Clean50 Honourees come from such a broad array of backgrounds, such that only a few individuals are able to be recognized within any given category,” continues Pitchford. “To receive a Clean50 award is truly indicative of both industry and personal leadership in the Traditional Energy category.”

The Clean50 are nominated in one of 16 categories; leaders in each of the categories are then made part of the distinguished Clean16. As the leader in the Traditional Energy category, Chris was also named to Canada’s 2021 Clean16. “The 2021 Clean16 are truly the leaders of the leaders in sustainability in Canada. The competition for the top spot this year in every instance left us with a record number of great choices – and to be selected from amongst such a strong group of peers is truly a testament to the contribution Chris White has made to helping make Canada more sustainable for all Canadians,” says Pitchford.

White is honoured to receive such a prestigious individual award but recognizes that the efforts are due to a committed group of employees, board members and communities. “This acknowledgment recognizes the hard work and the commitment of the ERTH team and its stakeholders to clean energy and energy efficiency,” expressed Chris. “The Clean50 and Clean16 awards let us know that ERTH is on the right path and it inspires us to continue embracing a sustainable future.”

About ERTH Corporation:
ERTH Corporation is a diverse group of companies with its origins in the utility industry. Owned by nine municipal shareholders, ERTH distributes electricity to 15 communities in southwestern Ontario and it has grown to be a leading provider of products and services in many industries including utility, energy retailer, municipal, and commercial and industrial to name a few. With customers across North America, ERTH is committed to improving the overall customer experience while helping to lower operating and maintenance expenses for our customers.   For further details on ERTH Corporation, please visit www.erthcorp.com.

Media Contact:
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About Delta Management Group / Canada’s Clean50:
Leading ESG, sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group in 2011 founded, and remains the steward of the Canada’s Clean50 awards, created to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders from every sector of Canadian endeavor, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep climate change impacts below 1.5 degrees C.  Ancillary awards also recognize 20 Emerging Leaders and the Top Sustainability Projects of the year, as well as bestow Lifetime Achievement designations. For details on Canada’s 2021 Clean50, opens in a new windowvisit the Clean50 website

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ERTH Corporation to Showcase Quadra Estimating and Quoting Software at Key2Act Synergy Online 2021

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Once again this April, ERTH Corporation will be attending opens in a new windowKey2Act Synergy Online 2021 as a Gold Sponsor to showcase opens in a new windowQuadra estimating and quoting software. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be held virtually April 26 – 30, 2021.

In today’s business climate with pandemic restrictions, companies must adapt traditional processes and find ways to improve efficiency. Quadra’s suite of quoting tools provides HVAC, Mechanical and Utility companies with the ability to quickly and accurately quote service calls, service maintenance contracts, and large projects essential to both securing new business and retaining existing clients.

Our team of Quadra experts will be available at Key2Act Synergy Online 2021 to demonstrate Quadra’s feature-rich, customizable interface and seamless integration to Dynamics GP and Key2Act.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear directly from our customers!

ERTH Corporation will be hosting two workshop sessions at this year’s event, featuring Quadra customer, Storer Services. As a long-time user of Quadra Service Call and Contract Quoting software, Storer Services shares how Quadra has helped to streamline their sales process and increase close rates.

To view the full event schedule for Key2Act Synergy Online 2021, visit opens in a new windowKey2Act Synergy 2021.

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Stay safe and see you at Key2Act Synergy Online 2021!

XOi Technologies integrates with Quadra

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  XOi Technologies has announced an innovative new integration with Quadra, a top project, maintenance contract, and quoting solution powered by Ontario-based ERTH Corporation for commercial mechanical HVAC contractors.

“Quadra’s customers experience the same issues as XOi’s customers, making this integration an ideal fit,” said Aaron Salow, CEO and founder of XOi Technologies. “Both XOi and Quadra are dedicated to helping commercial and industrial contractors overcome labor shortages and increase the efficiency of service, maintenance, and repair operations. The question isn’t whether to adopt technology to do that — it’s selecting the best technology for your needs, and we’re confident this partnership will help more contractors increase productivity.”

“For years, generating quotes has been a time-consuming task for technicians,” said Justin Payton, service manager of SitelogiQ. “Our solution takes the burden away from them so they can focus on service and installation. Working with XOi means that contractors can increase efficiency and also improve the customer experience to build trust and long-term relationships.”

Article reference:  go to https://www.achrnews.com/articles/143367-xoi-technologies-integrates-with-quadra


ERTH Continues to Operate during COVID-19

ERTH Continues to Operate during COVID-19opens IMAGE file As ERTH Corporation continues to operate during this unprecedented time, I am writing to provide you with an update on the status of ERTH services.   At this time we are working hard to maintain business continuity in the long term while also protecting the health and safety of our employees and the public.   We want you to know that we are doing everything possible to ensure you can keep counting on us.

Firstly, I want to reassure you that our number one priority remains the health and safety of our employees, customers and partners.  We are actively following the guidelines and recommendations of Public Health organizations and we continually monitor official third-party communications.  Having said that, be assured that our mission has remained unchanged and we will continue to provide innovative and high-quality services to our customers.

To stay ahead of these extraordinary circumstances, we have undertaken several measures including, but not limited to the following:

  • ERTH facilities have been closed to non-essential visitors and increased cleaning has been implemented
  • Restrictions have been placed on face-to-face meetings and travel
  • Returning to work protocols have been established and are actively being monitored
  • Employees who can work from home are now doing so under our Work From Home agreement
  • Social distancing measures have been enacted with increased segregation of office personnel, work crews, staggered shifts and separated facility touch-down locations

The above measures follow ongoing steps performed by all staff to manage exposure to the virus though proper hygiene, sanitation, communication, social distancing and self-isolation as required.

We thank you for your continued support and wish good health and safety to all of our clients partners, their employees and their families.


2018 ERTH Awards

On May 30, 2019, ERTH Corporation honored our ERTH Award recipients.  The ERTH Awards recognize ERTH stakeholders who display a commitment to conservation, sustainability and work to improve the future.

Smathis is The Olde Bakery Caféopens IMAGE file ll Business Category – The Olde Bakery Café The Olde Bakery Café is an intimate restaurant located in a renovated building which was once a very well known Ingersoll bakery with a superb menu and mouth-watering baked goods. The Olde Bakery Café was ERTH Power’s launch location for the Business Refrigeration Program. Through the Business Refrigeration Program, motors were upgraded in the coolers, strip curtains were added to the walk in cooler, and coolers were upgraded with LED lighting.  The Olde Bakery Café also participated in the Small Business Lighting Program which provided a free lighting assessment and lighting upgrades to LED in the café.



Inthis is Sivaco Ontarioopens IMAGE file dustrial Category – Sivaco OntarioSivaco Ontario, located on Thomas Street in Ingersoll, is an integral part of the Sivaco Wire Group.  Sivaco Ontario has many production processes and their finished products are used in various commercial and industrial applications such as: Fasteners, Automotive Parts and Construction Materials.  In 2018 Sivaco Ontario replaced their existing air compressor with a rotary screw compressor, replaced their desiccant air dryer with a cycling refrigerated air dryer, and upgraded two timer drains saving them 413,166.0000 kWh yearly.  Sivaco also upgraded 156 lights to LED saving them 215,156.000 kWh.  Sivaco Ontario received a total incentive of $65,668.50 through the Save On Energy Retrofit program to help with these upgrades.

Congratulations to the Olde Bakery Cafe and Sivaco Ontario!

Hydro Ottawa Implements Quadra


Quadra Powered By ERTHHydro Ottawa chose Quadra, powered by ERTH Corporation, for its project estimating needs.  Hydro Ottawa manages a very large and complex distribution system.  They have created hundreds of design standards to ensure their systems continue to run safely and efficiently.  With all the complexity within their systems, it was the simplicity and ease of use of Quadra that they liked.  Quadra can efficiently manage all of Hydro Ottawa’s complex and dynamic design assemblies and integrate into its ERP for real-time pricing of materials.  Click here for the full Press Releaseopens PDF file





EARTH HOUR – Saturday, March 24


Erath HourWhat better way to celebrate our planet than to join us in support of Earth Hour.  On Saturday, March 24 – 8:30 – 9:30 PM, turn off your lights and power down your technology.  It’s time to Connect to Earth.  Get inspired at www.EarthHour.org

Visit us today at the Energy Marketing Conference – EMC 9 – Houston, TX

ERTH in Energy Marketing Conference

We’re exhibiting at EMC 9 in Houston, TX today.  Drop by Booth 43 to discuss your EDI & Billing Requirements.



Quadra’s Service Contract Quoting & Service Call Quoting for Key2Act are Live

a Quadra Service Callopens IMAGE file Quadra Service Call Quoting and Quadra Service Contract Quoting, both fully integrated with Key2Act, are now ready for General Release.
Purchase either or both modules before December 21, 2017 and receive the Quadra Core module for FREE. 

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