Decisive financial assistance
A long-time partner of the aluminum smelter, Énergir guided Alcoa Deschambault toward a solar wall to meet its needs—a solution that harnesses clean and free renewable energy. It also supported Deschambault in their innovation process, allowing the client to benefit from a $200,000 Solar Preheating Grant under Énergir's Energy Efficiency Program – Renewable Energy.
Effective, sustainable results
Combined with other energy efficiency measures, the solar wall, which was commissioned in June 2020, increased the fresh air supply by more than 25% and will save more than 650,000 cubic meters of natural gas a year (a more than 70% reduction), while chopping GHG emissions by more than 1,300 tonnes.