Funding Secured for Energy Conservation at Charlottenburgh Park

Raisin Region Conservation Authority receives $7,500 grant from TransCanada.

January 21, 2015

Jon Pitcher of TransCanada presented the cheque to RRCA General Manager Roger Houde at the organization's office in Cornwall on January 21, 2015.

Cornwall, ON  – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) received a $7,500 grant from TransCanada to install digital meters for the seasonal electrical lots at Charlottenburgh Park campground. These meters will assist in decreasing energy consumption by allowing campers the opportunity to monitor their own energy demands.

“These meters support our plan to implement innovative environmental practices within the park,” notes Roger Houde, RRCA General Manager. “This project builds on our past successes including incorporating alternative energy, water conservation, green technologies for sewage treatment and enhanced fish and wildlife habitat.”

“TransCanada is pleased to support the implementation of electric meters at Charlottenburgh Park. We appreciate the RRCA’s efforts and enthusiasm for energy conservation,” says Jon Pitcher, TransCanada’s Ontario Community Relations Lead for the Energy East Pipeline. “For over 60 years, TransCanada has helped support and invest in the infrastructure projects that matter most to the communities where we operate. We are also dedicated to environmental stewardship and are actively supporting North America’s transition to a less carbon-intense future. We applaud the RRCA for this innovative initiative.”

About Raisin Region Conservation Authority
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment. It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education. For more information, visit

About Charlottenburgh Park
Located 19 km east of the City of Cornwall, on County Rd 2, in the Township of South Glengarry, Charlottenburgh Park encompasses a total of 234.7 acres of green space. Since the beach and picnic areas were reopened in June 2005 and the camping facilities became available in 2007, the public response has been unprecedented. Over 7,500 campers stay at the park annually and an additional 8,500 people enjoy the beaches and picnic areas.

About TransCanada
With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres (42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with more than 400 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest liquids delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. Visit and our blog to learn more, or connect with us on social media and 3BL Media.



Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 613-938-3611 ext. 237

TransCanada Media Enquiries:
Shawn Howard / Mark Cooper
403.920.7859 or 800.608.7859