Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is proud to announce that its digital signage network, including 1,200 digital signs at all 19 OLG gaming sites and four OLG corporate offices, is bullfrog powered with 100 per cent clean, pollution-free electricity provided by Bullfrog Power. The decision to switch to green energy expands OLG’s commitment to the environment.
Bullfrog Power will inject 1,297,032 kilowatt-hours of low impact renewable (green) electricity onto the Ontario electricity grid to match the amount of power OLG’s digital signage network uses. This will reduce the emission of approximately 520 tonnes of carbon dioxide – equivalent to removing approximately 109 passenger cars from the road.
“Choosing green energy complements OLG’s ongoing commitment to reduce our environmental impact across the organization,” said Paul Pellizzari, OLG’s Executive Director of Policy and Social Responsibility. “Renewable energy is an important part of our Bet on Green efforts to become a leader in energy-efficient, environmentally lower-impact gaming.”
“Our digital signage network is already made up of EnergyStar® certified LED screens and hardware. This switch to green energy continues our efforts in utilizing low environmental impact technologies,” said Michael Tutton, OLG’s Manager of Digital Signage.
OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG has provided nearly $38 billion to the Province and the people of Ontario. OLG’s annual payments to the Province have helped support health care; education, research, prevention and treatment of problem gambling; amateur sport through the Quest for Gold program; and local and provincial charities.
About OLG’s Digital Signage Network
OLG’s digital signage network consists of approximately 1,200 screens. Over 1,000 animations are created each year by two internal animators. Audience software is used to control the network and is provided by Capital Networks in Markham, Ontario. Capital Networks has provided service and support to OLG since 2004.
About OLG’s Bet on Green Program
OLG promotes environmental awareness to employees and Ontarians through the Bet On Green program, designed to lessen the environmental impact of OLG’s operations, increase green awareness among customers and employees, and become a leader in energy-efficient gaming.
About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable homes and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. www.bullfrogpower.com