Driving to Sustainable 2025 Power Sourcing Goals in North America
APPLE VALLEY, MINN., FEBRUARY 9, 2021 — Uponor North America and Bullfrog Power Inc. (Bullfrog), Canada’s leading green energy provider, announced today a green electricity agreement for Uponor North America Calgary and Mississauga, Canada facilities. Uponor joins the growing number of Canadian organizations supporting green energy across Canada with Bullfrog Power, a Spark Power Company.“We are working hard to reach our 100% renewable energy power goals by 2025, and this agreement with Bullfrog for green electricity in Canada, with our recent announcements of renewable energy agreements for Apple Valley, Lakeville, and Hutchinson facilities in Minnesota, brings us very close to our global goal,” said Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America.
Bullfrog’s green electricity is based on a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.
“We are excited to welcome Uponor North America to the Bullfrog-powered community,” said Sean Drygas, president, Bullfrog Power Inc. “By choosing green electricity, Uponor helps reduce our dependence on polluting forms of energy, and transitions Canada to renewable energy sources.”
As the industry leader providing smart water and energy solutions for plumbing and HVAC professionals, Uponor is committed to conserving water, reducing waste, improving energy efficiency, and empowering labor. See the recent Sustainability Report to learn more.
The Hutchinson, Minn. manufacturing site now runs on 100% renewable energy sources. Uponor North America became the first company to participate in Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and Hutchinson Utilities’ Bright Energy Choices (BEC) green energy program in Hutchinson.
Uponor is the first major Minnesota manufacturer to participate in the Dakota Electric Association’s Wellspring Renewable Energy program and was recognized as the 2020 Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year in Minnesota.
Through this agreement, Bullfrog Power’s producers put renewable electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity used at Uponor Calgary and Mississauga facilities. Bullfrog also uses the support of its customers to help fund more than 150 new community-based green energy projects across Canada. Watch this How It Works video to learn more about Bullfrog’s renewable energy sources.
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Uponor media contact Gretchen DeSutter Manager, Corporate Communications +1.612.257.2633 [email protected] Bullfrog Power media contact Sean Andernacht Bullfrog Power +1.416-360-3464, ext. 0248 [email protected]<
About Bullfrog Power, a Spark Power company Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada, and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.
About Uponor Apple Valley, Minn.-based Uponor North America strives to be the partner plumbing and HVAC professionals rely on for smart water and energy solutions. The company is helping to move the construction industry forward through innovation, education and advocacy focusing on the defining issues of our time: water, energy and labor. An award-winning manufacturer of PEX piping and the exclusive marketer/distributor of Uponor PP-RCT in North America, the company offers plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping, and pre-insulated piping system solutions for new construction, retrofits and remodels in the residential and commercial markets.
Uponor partnered with Belkin International in 2016 to form Phyn, a new intelligent water company that is revolutionizing the way consumers interact with water and helping solve major challenges facing the global water supply. Recognized for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, economic development and as a top workplace, the Uponor group of companies employs more than 33,800 worldwide. Uponor’s global headquarters are located in Vantaa, Finland. uponor-usa.com | uponor.ca