MPP Sarrazin and Hydro Embrun Cooperative Launch Green Button

Province gives families and businesses more control over energy bills

(Embrun, ON) October 10, 2023 – Glengarry—Prescott—Russell MPP Stéphane Sarrazin today joined Hydro Embrun Cooperative to launch the new Green Button data that will allow local families and businesses to track and control their energy use and save money on monthly bills.

Studies have found that access to energy data, which Green Button along with smart home devices enables, can help consumers achieve energy savings of up to 18 percent. Ontario is the first province in Canada to mandate the Green Button standard.

“I’m excited that Green Button is available to my constituents in Embrun. Local families can now track and control their energy consumption in real-time, empowering them to lower their energy bills and save money,” said MPP Sarrazin.

“Families and businesses want to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to their energy bills,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy. “Green Button is part of our commitment to give consumers more choice when it comes to their energy use and will enable easy, quick and safe access to their consumption data through smartphone or computer apps so they can find customized tips to reduce energy use or switch electricity price plans to save money.”

Green Button provides families and businesses the information they need to better understand their energy use so they can make an informed decision on which price plan is right for them, helping them to lower their energy bills. This is done by authorizing the sharing of hourly electricity usage data, in a standardized digital format, directly with approved third-party Green Button applications of their choice.

Hydro Embrun Coopérative Inc. Chair of the Board of Directors Michel Provost, added, “Over the last decade, we have invested in smart technologies allowing our customers to make informed decisions and better manage their electricity use and cost. We support the Government of Ontario initiatives such as the Green Button because it contributes to our transition to renewable energy sources, reduces our impact on climate changes and helps our customers.”

The implementation of the Green Button standard is part of the Ontario government’s plan to provide consumers with more ways to keep costs down, save money and take control of their energy bills. Most families, small businesses, and farms can select from three pricing options: a time-of-use (TOU) rate, a tiered billing structure, and, by this fall a new Ultra-Low Overnight price.


Coopérative Hydro Embrun Inc are committed to providing electricity to our clients with efficiency, security and quality, and providing the highest quality of service.

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Stephany Tessier