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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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Alectra steps up to end violence against women final

June 20, 2018

A team of 26 Alectra Utilities employees donned assorted pairs of red shoes Tuesday and walked a mile through the downtown area to help raise awareness and funds to end violence against women. Through its participation, the Alectra Utilities’ team contributed over $10,000 to the $130,000 total raised in support of the cause at this…

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Alectra Utilities presents Moore Packaging Corporation with an $85,840 cheque for energy savings

June 13, 2018

Alectra Utilities’ Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) team presented a Save on Energy Retrofit Program incentive cheque for $85,840 to Moore Packaging Corporation following the completion of a recent project to replace compressors at the company’s facility on John Street in Barrie. Moore Packaging, a custom manufacturer of industrial and retail packaging, uses compressed air…

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Alectra pedals for cancer research

June 12, 2018

A team of 35 Alectra employees cycled in the annual Enbridge® Ride to Conquer Cancer® on June 9 and 10, travelling more than 200 kilometres between Toronto and Niagara Falls. Together, the Alectra team contributed over $112,424 to the $18.3 million total that the 4,555 riders raised in support of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.…

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Alectra earns ClimateWise Sustainability Leadership Award

June 1, 2018

Alectra Utilities has been awarded the ClimateWise Sustainability Leadership Award for the development of a comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) baseline across all nine facilities in the GTHA. Caroline Karvonen, Alectra’s Manager of Sustainability, received the award on behalf of the company at a recognition event held Thursday evening at the GM Canada, Technical Research Centre.…

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