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Novinium presents environmental stewardship award to Alectra Utilities
By Ellen Cools
Novinium established the environmental stewardship award to honour the environmental commitment of electrical utilities that choose rejuvenation of their electrical cables over replacement of their aging underground power networks. Rejuvenating existing electrical cables allows cable to be recycled in place.
Based on the number of feet of electrical cable they rejuvenated in 2016 and the resulting CO2 mitigation, Alectra is the only Ontario-based utility and one of two in Canada being presented with this award, says Novinium.
In 2016, Alectra rejuvenated over 211,000 feet of underground power cables mitigating 819.7 metric tonnes of CO2.