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Oakville Hydro Receives Environmental Excellence Award

(Oakville, ON) March 29, 2019 – Oakville Hydro is proud to announce that it received the 2018 Environmental Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), recognizing the organization’s outstanding efforts in striving to protect and improve the environment.

“Sustainability is Oakville Hydro’s guiding principle, and we strive each day to make environmentally conscious decisions that will benefit our customers,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro.  “Oakville Hydro has reduced its carbon footprint by a total of 82 metric tonnes per year and helped reduce the carbon footprint of its customers by 677 metrics tonnes per year.  It is an honour to have those achievements recognized by the EDA.”

The Environmental Excellence Award is presented to a local electricity distribution company that has distinguished itself among its peers in the area of sustainability, and criteria includes environmental benefits, stewardship, economic benefit and innovation.

Pictured from left to right: Scott Mudie, Chief Operating Officer, Oakville Hydro, Peter Michaud, Director, Health, Safety and Environment, Oakville Hydro, and Gerry Smallegange, CEO, Burlington Hydro and Chair of the EDA.

About Oakville Hydro

Oakville Hydro, part of the OEC Family of Companies, delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 70,000 individuals, families and businesses in Oakville.  The company maintains an active commitment to conservation, safety, and is strongly invested in the social and economic well-being of the Oakville community.  Oakville Hydro is a two-time past recipient of the Local Distribution Company Performance Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association and a Canada’s Safest Employers Silver Award recipient, recognizing the organization as an exceptional leader in the industry.

For more information, please visit www.oakvillehydro.com, follow us on Twitter @oakvillehydro, or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oakvillehydro.  For information on power interruptions, visit www.oakvilleoutages.ca.

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Contact:

Cassandra Umbriaco
Communications Specialist
905-825-4424, cumbriaco@oakvillehydro.com




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