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Sustainable business practices in the electricity industry celebrated


June 16, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

June 16, 2013 – Horizon Utilities Corp., Brookfield Renewable Energy Group and BC Hydro all received Sustainable Electricity Awards from the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) for their commitment to sustainable development.

“The awards recognize and celebrate organizations that are innovative in their approach to dealing with the impacts of their operations,” explained David Morrison, chair of the CEA board committee on sustainability, and president and CEO of Yukon Energy Corp.

Winners were awarded for achievement in Environmental, Social and Economic categories. CEA member utilities submitted projects for consideration for the various award categories early this year.

“I am pleased and encouraged by the progressive sustainability practices of this year’s winners,” said Mike Harcourt, former premier of British Columbia. “The variety and quality of the submissions is a reflection of the willingness of the industry to work on overcoming the barriers to innovation and sustainability.”

Environmental Commitment Award: Horizon Utilities Corp. for the Energy Conservation Mapping Project.

Social Responsibility Award: Brookfield Renewable Energy Group for the Integrated Public Outreach Initiative for Mitigating Power Structure Failure in the Lievre River Watershed.

Economic Excellence Award: BC Hydro for the “Lead by Example” Internal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Initiative.

“Projects like those undertaken by this year’s winners pave the way for continual improvement of environmental, social and economic outcomes in communities across the country,” said Jim Burpee, CEA’s president and CEO.

The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) members generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to customers across Canada.