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Kruger Recognized by Hydro-Québec for Energy Efficiency at Crabtree Tissue Mill

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Kruger Products L.P., Montreal, Que., Canada, a producer of tissue and napkin products for consumer and away-from-home use, reports that its Crabtree, Que., mill has been named a member of réseau Écolectrique d'Hydro-Québec for reducing electrical energy consumption by at least 5%. 

"We are honored to be part of this distinct group of companies in Quebec and appreciate Hydro Quebec's recognition of our efforts to reduce our energy consumption," said Daniel Dumont, GM Region East, Kruger Products. "We believe that big companies can make a big difference, so we are always looking for ways to reduce our energy consumption and bring us closer to reaching our target set through Sustainability 2015." 

The Crabtree tissue plant has embarked on a number of energy efficiency projects in recent years that have contributed to earning this distinction, including: 
  • Upgrade of the facility's lighting system, a reduction of 7,700 MWh per year 
  • Upgrade of the plant's recycled screening system, a reduction of 300 MWh per year 
  • Improvements to the plant's compressed air system, a reduction of 1,200 MWh/year.
The Hydro-Québec Écolectrique network includes major companies from various industries that are recognized for their leadership and outstanding performance in energy efficiency. As part of the energy efficiency program, these companies have reduced energy consumption by at least 5%, or at least 50 GWh per year, adopted a formal energy efficiency policy, and have a dedicated employee who is responsible for energy management. 

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