A reduction of

3,258,880 kWh annually

Financial assistance totaling nearly

$900,000

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A reduction of

3,258,880 kWh annually

Financial assistance totaling nearly

$900,000

A lasting commitment

Kruger, a Québec company whose mission is to transform renewable resources into everyday essentials, is an energy efficiency leader. The family business, whose social values guide its business decisions, has demonstrated its genuine commitment to sustainable development. To improve its energy footprint and reduce its consumption, Kruger worked in collaboration with Hydro-Québec to find solutions that are suited to the pulp and paper sector.

Solutions within reach

Kruger operates in traditional industrial sectors, like pulp and paper, cardboard and packaging. In 2004, it founded Kruger Energy, a subsidiary that specializes in the development and management of renewable energy generating stations. Anchored in the core value of protecting people, communities and the environment, Kruger is committed to reducing its environmental impacts in every way possible.

Paper processes are energy intensive, and an important part of the production costs stem from this significant energy use. Kruger’s equipment was aging, and the company sought solutions that would help improve its profitability and reduce its carbon footprint. An action plan was implemented in collaboration with our experts to upgrade the manufacturing assets and lower Kruger’s electricity bill.

The Crabtree plant had tremendous potential to yield energy efficiency gains. With its four paper machines, it manufactures products for home and industrial use, but its aging equipment consumed a significant amount of energy. The solution? Replace the shutters with variable-frequency drives to control the convection dryer on one of the machines. Three motors are now operated with new variable-frequency drives that reduce the plant’s energy use by 3,258,880 kWh a year.

The financial assistance granted under the Efficient Solutions Program enabled Kruger to shorten the payback period on its investment, reduce its carbon footprint and increase its profitability. The support was a source of motivation for Kruger executives, who immediately saw the financial and sustainability potential of the measures.

Maxime Cossette

“For us, the key is being able to count on programs like Efficient Solutions and take action now to see tangible results. The savings that are generated are reinvested in other energy efficiency projects to further reduce our consumption.”

— Maxime Cossette, Corporate Vice President, Fiber, Biomaterials and Sustainability, Kruger
Maxime Cossette

A common vision

For Kruger, the impacts of the energy efficiency projects reach far beyond operational performance. The company is especially focused on its social impact. A true agent of change, Kruger is prepared to take risks in the search for innovative solutions and implement tangible actions for the future of our planet—a vision that is perfectly aligned with Hydro-Québec’s.

“Kruger has set ambitious goals for itself, and we are proud to contribute to their attainment. Sustainable development is at the core of its activities, and that enables us to move forward together, in the same direction. The Efficient Solutions Program provides the means for the company to achieve its objectives.”

— Ricardo Comellas, Senior Account Representative, Large-Power Customers, Hydro-Québec

Thanks to this commitment, Hydro-Québec experts are able to put forward solutions that are adapted to the company’s activity sector. As a business partner, Hydro-Québec takes part in discussions upstream of decision making in order to contribute to the company’s actions plans.

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