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Alectra commits to 20 per cent reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our planet and everyone has a role to play in solving it. That’s why Alectra has committed to a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2026 (from 2016 levels) – a reduction of almost 2,000 tonnes of GHGs in seven years. With…

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Investments in the local electricity grid will help provide reliable service for Dundas

Residents and business-owners in Dundas rely on their electricity service to be there when they need it. Like most things, our electricity distribution system needs attention now and then, and Alectra Utilities is investing approximately $8 million in 2019 to renew and upgrade our equipment serving Dundas. Alectra Utilities has allocated approximately $150 million in…

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Ontario’s first ever local electricity market is coming to Alectra

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is launching Ontario’s first ever local electricity market in York Region, with support from Alectra Utilities and Natural Resources Canada, in an effort to save costs and find affordable alternatives to building new transmission infrastructure. The local electricity market will allow resources like solar panels, energy storage, and consumers…

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Attention Alectra customers: voltage reduction tests for July 18

Although not expected to negatively impact homes and businesses in its service territory, Alectra Utilities is notifying customers of province-wide voltage reductions tests planned by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for Thursday, July 18, 2019. There will be two tests conducted on that day; a three per cent voltage reduction starting at 10 –…

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Alectra celebrates the first National Lineworker Appreciation Day

Alectra Utilities is joining electricity companies across Canada to recognize July 10 as the industry-wide celebration of Canadian lineworkers. National Lineworker Appreciation Day was established by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) to honour the highly trained men and women who maintain a complex electricity grid and work efficiently, safely and collaboratively to keep power on…

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Cool down your energy consumption during heat waves

As the Greater Golden Horseshoe area prepares for a two-day heat wave, Alectra reminds everyone to be mindful of energy conservation and heat safety practices. During periods of hot weather, energy usage climbs, especially for those who use air conditioning, dehumidifiers or pool pumps. Air conditioning alone can triple the average daily cost of electricity.…

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Alectra partners with Sunnybrook’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre to fund research on burn-related PTSD rehabilitation

Alectra Inc. is providing $250,000 over five years to the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto to fund research into burn-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental health rehabilitation. Occupational electricity-related accidents are among the most serious workplace threats to electric utility tradespeople. Approximately 12 per cent of the…

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Alectra Inc. raises $339,500 for United Way

Alectra’s  2018 United Way Fundraising Campaign raised more than $339,500 for the following United Way charities operating within the communities served by Alectra:  United Way Greater Toronto, United Way Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin, United Way Halton & Hamilton,  United Way Niagara, and United Way Simcoe Muskoka. Funds were raised through employee payroll deductions, special events and the company’s…

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Guelph Smart Grid Projects Will Lead to a Cleaner and Greener Community

One of the greatest opportunities for Canada is the shift toward clean growth. To combat climate change, Canada needs new and innovative approaches to electricity generation and distribution. That is why supporting smart grid projects at the community level is a key component of the Government of Canada’s approach to a clean energy future. Lloyd…

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