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Electricity Canada members awarded for excellence in sustainability practices

Press Release

Ottawa (November 21) – Three Electricity Canada members are recognized for outstanding performance in integrating sustainability into each and every aspect of their business.

The Sustainable Electricity Awards are given to companies in the electricity sector who have achieved the high-level goals of sustainable development and corporate responsibility. At the fifth annual Powering Partnerships awards Electricity Canada is pleased to honour the following utilities with their innovative projects:

Commitment to Continuous Performance Improvement through Projects, Programs, and Initiatives – SaskPower

This award is given to a company that has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability performance improvement through new projects, programs, and initiatives. SaskPower has shown their commitment through their Advancing Women in Trades, Advancing Women in Leadership, and Indigenous Recruitment and Retention projects.

Advancement of an Integrated Approach to Sustainability – ENMAX

This award is given to a company that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the development, implementation, and maintenance of an integrated sustainability strategy within the company. ENMAX’s Environmental, Social and Governance Framework continues to guide the company forward to create safe, sustainable and affordable electricity for years to come.

Leadership in External Collaboration and Partnerships – Hydro One

This award is given to a company with a strong commitment to external collaboration and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and other stakeholders. Hydro One created a First Nations Equity model that will transform the benefits of infrastructure development for First Nations communities for generations to come.


“This year’s event was entirely inspired by the future of the industry and the future of our sector. Our members sustainability best practices and new initiatives are the key to becoming more resilient in face of climate change and forging that net zero path. I am proud to honour SaskPower, ENMAX and Hydro One for their achievements today.” -Francis Bradley, President and CEO, Electricity Canada

“At SaskPower, we are dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to building a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our goal is to become an employer of choice for underrepresented groups in Saskatchewan. We value the diversity of our workforce and strive to create an environment where employees can unleash their full potential while being true to themselves. We are committed to increasing the number of women in leadership and trade roles, and to recruiting and retaining Indigenous employees. By doing so, we can make progress towards our vision and provide opportunities that will benefit our staff, company, and province.” – Rupen Pandya, President and CEO, SaskPower

“ENMAX’s approach to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework is rooted in the principle that ESG is good business and good for the communities we serve. We’re committed to advancing our sustainability goals using a collaborative approach that focuses on energy affordability, advancing electrification, reducing emissions, adapting to a changing climate and investing in grid resilience while enabling a diverse and inclusive team and ensuring continued access to safe and reliable energy. We are honoured to be recognized with this award for our efforts in the development, implementation and maintenance of an integrated sustainability strategy.” -Erica Young, Chief Legal Officer and EVP of Corporate Development at ENMAX

“We would like to thank Electricity Canada for the recognition of our 50/50 First Nations Equity Model. We are building a mutual path forward with Indigenous communities based on trust, confidence and accountability to create long-term partnerships.” – David Lebeter, President and CEO, Hydro One

About Electricity Canada:

Founded in 1891, Electricity Canada (formerly the Canadian Electricity Association) is the national forum and voice of the evolving and innovative electricity business in Canada. The Association supports, through its advocacy efforts, the regional, national, and international success of its members. Electricity Canada members generate, transmit, and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional customers across Canada. Members include integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, power marketers, and system operators, who together deliver electricity to all Canadians, in every province and territory.

For additional Information:

Graeme Burk, Director of Communications, 613.809.0720



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