NewsPolitis Reacts to NIEP SHARE ON: Valerie Isaac, staff Friday, Apr. 10th, 2015The province announced that the Northern Industrial Energy Program will continue to provide relief for electricity costs to qualifying northern industries. That’s 25% of the costs of electricity for northern industry. Peter Politis, mayor of Cochrane, says it’s a good thing for the major industries in town. North America’s largest gold mine, forestry operations, the railroad, assay offices and other businesses in the region will benefit from the program allowing them to continue to do business in the north.