Energy & Power
CEA presents 2015 Sustainable Electricity Awards
By Renée Francoeur
June 17, 2015 – The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has recognized three of its member utilities—Ontario Power Generation Inc., Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, and TransCanada—for their “leadership in sustainability and innovation” by presenting them with 2015 Sustainable Electricity Awards.
The annual awards, evaluated by an independent public advisory panel under CEA’s Sustainable Electricity program, recognizes companies that implement sustainable solutions to complex operational and strategic challenges.
“These awards demonstrate a high-level of commitment in the electric utility business to deliver positive environmental, social, and economic value to the communities in which they operate,” said Mike Harcourt, chair of the panel.
“The 2015 Sustainable Electricity Award winners exemplify a transformative shift currently taking place in the electricity sector toward prioritizing sustainability, innovation, collaboration, and strategic partnerships,” added Sergio Marchi, CEA’s president and CEO. “These characteristics will be important as we invest in the renewal and modernization of the electricity system to better serve our customers and communities across this vast country.”
The Environmental Commitment Award went to Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in recognition of the Biomass Conversion Initiative.
Brookfield Renewable Energy Group took home the Social Responsibility Award for the Kokish Hydroelectric Facility Partnership with the ‘Namgis First Nations.
Lastly, the Certificate of Recognition for Sustainability Leadership was handed to TransCanada in recognition of social and economic initiatives related to the training of Energy Operations employees and the promotion of local procurement and supplier diversity.