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Alectra Invests in Capital Infrastructure in Dundas

September 14, 2018

Alectra Utilities is continuing its efforts to re-vitalize critical electrical infrastructure in the Dundas area of Hamilton, announcing the beginning of a two-part modernization project totalling $2 million. The first of the two-phase project runs along Park Street East, Cross Street, Victoria Street and Caley Street and will replace the old four kilovolt (kV) system,…

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Alectra helps local company save $80,000 annually as a result of retrofit conservation initiative

September 11, 2018

Alectra Utilities’ Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) team recently worked with local engineering company, Litens Automotive Partnership, to complete a lighting retrofit of their building’s interior and exterior lighting systems. The lighting upgrade, offered through the Save on Energy Retrofit Program, will result in an annual energy savings of 602,305 kilowatt hours (kWh), the equivalent…

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Alectra Utilities invests $8 million in modernizing Barrie’s electricity grid

September 4, 2018

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance overall electricity system reliability in Barrie, Alectra Utilities is investing $8 million to modernize the grid that currently provides service to approximately 55,000 homes and businesses in the municipality. The two-phase project, which runs along Livingstone Street, is replacing and upgrading pole capacity that connects the Livingstone Municipal…

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Alectra employees raise over $22000 for Heart and Stroke

August 10, 2018

Alectra Utilities’ employees showed real heart in fielding a total of seven teams to participate in the 2018 Heart and Stroke Foundation ‘Big Bike’ ride – raising over $22,500. Employees raised money for heart and stroke research and rode the 29-seat ‘Big Bike’ through communities in Alectra’s service territory including: Barrie, Brampton, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga,…

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Scam Alert: Alectra Utilities warns customers of new scams

August 1, 2018

In response to increased activity in its service territory by fraudsters, Alectra Utilities is alerting customers of several new phone, text and letter scams. Phone Scam: The phone scheme involves a scammer claiming to be an Alectra Utilities technician demanding payment and threatening to remove the Smart Meter and install an analog meter. The fraudulent…

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Alectra Utilities and General Motors generate energy-saving projects to power over 3,000 homes a year

July 30, 2018

Through the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) Save on Energy conservation program offered by Alectra Utilities, General Motors’ St. Catharines Propulsion Plant is finding efficiencies to ensure it’s manufacturing engines and transmissions in a safe and responsible way, with the smallest possible impact on the environment. Through working with Alectra Utilities, GM’s St. Catharines facility…

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Alectra advises customers that hot summer days may cause higher electricity bills

July 10, 2018

Alectra Utilities is advising home and business owners, especially those who use air conditioning, to anticipate higher than normal electricity bills following recent record-setting, sustained high temperatures and humidity. In most cases the increase in electricity bills can be attributed to the use of air conditioning, which can account for up to 50 per cent…

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Alectra’s first annual sustainability report showcases company’s early successes

July 10, 2018

Alectra’s recently released annual sustainability report showcases the company’s many achievements during its first year of operations as Canada’s largest municipally-owned electric utility, serving nearly one million homes and businesses in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The 2017 Annual Sustainability Report entitled “Our Sustainable Journey”, highlights the unique environmental, social and economic initiatives undertaken by…

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Electricity demand record set within Alectra Utilities’ service territory

July 5, 2018

The heat wave that has been scorching southern Ontario over the past few days, along with today’s record temperature, have increased electricity consumption in Alectra Utilities’ service territory resulting in the municipally-owned utility reaching a milestone today for peak demand. Alectra’s System Control at 3 p.m. reported an electricity peak demand level for its service…

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Alectra: Be a fan of conservation during heat waves

June 28, 2018

As most of Ontario braces itself for what is expected to be a week-long heat wave, Alectra wants everyone to be mindful of conservation and heat safety practices. During periods of hot weather energy usage climbs substantially, especially for those who use air conditioning, dehumidifiers or have a pool. Also, appliances such as refrigerators and…

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