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AltaLink earns Sustainable Electricity Company designation



January 10, 2014 – The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) announced that AltaLink—an transmission company based in Calgary, Alta.—has been designated a Sustainable Electricity Company, which requires utilities to commit to ISO 14001 on Environmental Management Systems and ISO 26000 on Social Responsibility.

“The Sustainable Electricity Company designation is a reflection of our commitment to meeting the needs of our stakeholders, communities and employees through sustainable business practices,” said Dennis Frehlich, interim president and CEO of AltaLink.

According to CEA, AltaLink is the first transmission company and second major electricity company in Canada to receive this designation.

“As we continue to build and renew our electricity infrastructure, socially responsible delivery of this essential service is critical,” said David Morrison, president and CEO of Yukon Energy Corp. and executive chair of CEA’s Sustainability Committee. “I applaud AltaLink’s commitment to sustainability, and look forward to seeing more companies achieving this designation in the future.”

PHOTO: Jim Burpee, CEA president and CEO; Dennis Frehlich, AltaLink interim president and CEO; Channa Perera, CEA director of sustainable development.