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LAS Electricity Program Pricing Details for 2020

Posted: November 12, 2019


Effective January 1, 2020, the LAS program hedge cost will be an average of $24.40/MW
(2.44 ¢/kWh)
, including fees. This year, LAS secured a hedge price that will vary monthly; this will result in a lower average rate. Also note that comparative Time of Use (TOU) rates have increased 55% as of November 1, 2019, while the LAS hedge price has increased 1.6%.

Trick or Treat? Weathering Spooky Markets

Posted: October 29, 2019


Halloween is all about getting the shivers. But don’t let spooky markets get the best of you. Learn how municipalities can weather the ups and downs of financial markets with a solid investment plan and policy that are reviewed regularly.

LAS Natural Gas Program Price Change Notice

Posted: October 21, 2019


LAS has secured 50% of required natural gas volumes for the November 2020 - October 2021 program year, and we anticipate a program rate of 9.4 cents/m3 for this period.  The rate will not be finalized until September 2020, but this information can assist with preliminary budgeting.

Federal Election 2019: A Lens for Ontario Municipal Governments

Posted: October 08, 2019


We are asking how the federal government can help to keep our communities clean, safe and great places to work and live. To help answer that question, here are the things AMO is thinking about as we consider the parties’ platforms and what the next federal government may mean for Ontario municipalities.
 

Confessions of a Public-Sector Trade-Show Rookie

Posted: September 25, 2019
Tagged As: About LAS, conference, travel

Trade shows are a business necessity, especially in the private sector. It’s a great way of meeting your customers or business partners face-to-face. But from my experience, trade shows have been mundane, stressful, and filled with unoriginal sales-pitches -- as if I were on the set of an infomercial, “Does your mop do this?” So, when I was told that part of my duties with LAS was to attend trade shows…all that came to mind was…well, nothing came to mind as it was fogged by a big, black cloud of dread.
 

GasTaxAtWork.Ca

Posted: September 11, 2019


AMO administers the federal gas tax fund for 443 municipalities in Ontario, distributing nearly $645 million across the province each year. The gastaxatwork.ca website shows how those funds have been used, showcasing the wide variety of unique projects done with this funding.

Grandview Lodge – a LED Lighting Success Story

Posted: August 27, 2019
Tagged As: Efficiency, Energy, LED, Retrofit

Upgrading your municipal facility lighting to cost-effective energy-saving LED lights could offer a solution to the ever-rising energy costs faced by your operating budgets. Municipalities that have participated in the LAS Facility Lighting Service can attest to the energy and maintenance cost savings this program offers.

AMO Conference 2019 – Where will LAS be?

Posted: August 14, 2019


The AMO Conference is coming quickly, and LAS is ready! Team members will be on hand throughout the conference to answer questions, listen to suggestions, and learn about how we can help Ontario municipalities work better.
 

LAS Launching Municipal Group Buying Program at AMO Conference

Posted: July 30, 2019
Tagged As: Group Buying, Public Procurement

You asked and we listened!  We heard that municipalities wanted more choice when it came to everyday products. That’s why LAS is looking forward to launching our newest program, designed to help Ontario municipalities simplify procurement and save time.

AMO-4S Partnership: A Robust and Configurable Occupational Health and Safety Management Program

Posted: July 17, 2019


AMO is partnering with 4S Consulting Services Inc. as our preferred provider of an occupational health and safety (OHS) management program. This partnership will help municipal governments continue to build effective OHS programs to improve productivity, reduce costs, and create a safer workplace.
 
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