MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The Ontario Energy Association (OEA) has honoured Alectra Utilities with its Company of the Year award.
The tribute was given at the OEA’s energy awards ceremony recently.
The award citation noted Alectra has invested $306 million in infrastructure and capital projects to support distribution and expansion in addition to spending on green energy and technology projects.
The firm, launched in 2017, serves one million homes and businesses in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe area and it is now the largest municipally owned electric utility in Canada based on the total number of customers served.
“It’s an honour to be named Company of the Year by the OEA, and to be recognized for our achievements as we reach this five-year milestone,” said Brian Bentz, Alectra CEO, in a statement.
Alectra has also donated over $1 million each year to local charities and non-profit organizations. It has also committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent compared to a 2016 baseline.