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CEA recognizes Horizon, NB Power, OPG, SaskPower and Yukon Energy


June 16, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

June 15, 2012 – Five Canadian electricity companies were recognized this week for their commitment to sustainable development under Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA’s) Sustainable Electricity program. Ontario Power Generation Inc. and Horizon Utilities Corp. were awarded the joint title of Sustainability Company of the Year.

“I am very encouraged by the commendable achievements of this year’s award winners,” said Mike Harcourt, former Premier of British Columbia and chair of the Sustainable Electricity Public Advisory Panel. “It is clear to me that a lot of innovative approaches are being used in the electricity sector in Canada to achieve the goals of sustainable development.”

The awards, evaluated by the program’s independent Public Advisory Panel, recognize companies for their leadership, innovation, and collaboration with stakeholders in pursuit of sustainable business practices. Five organizations were presented with awards in four categories: Sustainability Company of the Year; Environmental Commitment; Social Responsibility; and Economic Excellence.

Here are all the winners 2012 Award Winners:

Sustainability Company of the Year Award (Shared)
Ontario Power Generation Inc.
Horizon Utilities Corp.

Environmental Commitment Award
• Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project, SaskPower.

Social Responsibility Award
• Let’s Talk – Yukon’s Energy Future Charrettes, Yukon Energy Corp.

Economic Excellence Award
• PowerShift Atlantic Initiative, New Brunswick Power Holding Corp.

Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) members generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada. Vertically integrated electric utilities to power marketers, manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology and services providers are represented by this national industry association.