CEA Recognizes Excellence in Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Ottawa (November 13, 2019) –The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) honoured organizations demonstrating innovation, leadership and transformation that are critical to creating a sustainable electricity industry at the annual Powering Partnerships awards reception.

“Electricity Companies across Canada are not only creating new and innovative technologies for future customers but also sustainable business practices to ensure the viable future of our planet. We are honoured to present these awards to the trailblazers in sustainability,” comments Francis Bradley, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association.

Sustainable Electricity is a sector-wide initiative implemented jointly by CEA and its members

that promotes the integration of sustainable, responsible policies in business decision-making, and continuous improvement of environmental, social, and economic performance. The initiative is built on a foundation of a thorough and rigorous process involving all electricity member companies, as well as insight and leadership from a Public Advisory Panel. This program allows utilities to reassess and continuously improve their practices year after year.

The following recipients are being honoured with Sustainable Electricity™ awards, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in sustainability and corporate responsibility over the past year:

  • Award for Advancement of an Integrated Approach to Sustainability: Ontario Power Generation

In recognition of OPG’s Green Bonds Issuance, creating an innovative and productive way to align financial and sustainability goals.

  • Award for Commitment to Continuous Improvement through Projects, Programs and Initiatives: Hydro One for Indigenous Procurement

In recognition of Hydro One leading the way in providing Indigenous procurement opportunities in a mutually respectful manner

  • Award for Leadership in External Collaboration and Partnerships: FortisBC

In recognition of FortisBC’s collaboration with various engaged stakeholders to create the Kootenay EV Corridor

  • Award for Individual Leadership in Sustainability: Max Cananzi, Alectra Utilities

In recognition of Max Cananzi’s achievements over the years including promoting sustainability broadly and locally within the electricity sector.

For more information about CEA’s mandatory Sustainable Electricity program, visit our website.

 

About the Canadian Electricity Association

Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) members generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada every day. From vertically integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, to power marketers, to the manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology and services that keep the industry running smoothly -all are represented by this national industry association.

For Additional Information:

Sarah Robinson
Director of Communications
Phone Number: 613-301-8526
robinson@electricity.ca