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Canadian Electricity Sector Recognizes Three Remarkable Leaders in Sustainability

OTTAWA, Ontario – June 3, 2014. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is proud to recognize BC Hydro and Power Authority, Hydro Ottawa, and Ontario Power Generation Inc. as winners of the 5th annual Sustainable Electricity™ Awards. The awards recognize companies with sustainable approaches to electricity sector challenges.

“The winners of the 2014 Sustainable Electricity Awards have demonstrated that sustainability is an essential consideration in their decision-making and core to their operations, within the communities in which they operate,” said David Morrison, Chair of the CEA Board of Directors’ Committee on Sustainability, and President and CEO of Yukon Energy Corporation.

Each of the winners submitted projects which were evaluated by an independent Public Advisory Panel chaired by the Honourable Mike Harcourt, former Premier of British Columbia.

“This year’s award submissions were profound demonstrations of what utilities are doing to improve their sustainability practices,” said Mr. Harcourt. “We were particularly impressed by the level of engagement of employees, Aboriginal Peoples, and of entire communities.”

Winners were awarded for achievement in Environmental, Social and Economic award categories.

2014 Sustainable Electricity™ Award Winners:

Environmental Commitment Award – Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
In recognition of Hydro Ottawa’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy and Results Achieved to Date.

Social Responsibility Award – Ontario Power Generation Inc.
In recognition of the Building Successful Partnerships with First Nations and Métis Communities.

Economic Excellence Award – BC Hydro and Power Authority
In recognition of Developing and Implementing Modular Diesel Generating Stations (MDGS) in Remote Communities.

“The electricity industry has a vision for the future that depends on sustainable initiatives like these,” said Jim Burpee, CEA’s President and CEO. “As our electricity system is being modernized to keep up with transformative changes in our society, these awards spotlight examples of tangible commitments by CEA member utilities to deliver maximum value to customers and citizens and to contribute to a lower carbon economy.”

Click here for more information about the sustainability achievements of each award winning utility.

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