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VIDEO – Electricity Distributors Association 100th anniversary retrospective


March 22, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

March 22, 2012 – This month, the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) celebrates 100 years of representing the companies that deliver electricity to the 4.7 million homes, businesses and public institutions in Ontario. Not bad for the 14 municipalities that, 100 years ago, had a vision of electrifying Ontario. Now EDA’s membership comprises 100% of the province’s 78 LDCs (local distribution companies). Congratulations!

“We are extremely proud of what we and our member companies have accomplished over a century,” said Charlie Macaluso, president and CEO. “Our history of collective action and the power of advocating with one voice for reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity delivery will undoubtedly serve us well as we create the system that will power Ontario’s future.”

EDA is marking the occasion with a series of events, including a new public website that sets out the history of the association and its role in bringing electricity to every corner of Ontario.

The association’s centenary website features historical facts surrounding the electrification of the province and the formation of the association. Visitors can test their knowledge of the sector with interactive quizzes and share their memories of working in the sector. A virtual museum and full length video retrospective will be unveiled at the association’s annual general meeting on March 26, 2012.