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Oakville Hydro’s Innovative Grid Intelligence Initiative Leads to
Centre of Excellence Award

(Oakville, ON) May 15, 2019 – Oakville Hydro is proud to receive the Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA’s) Centre of Excellence Award for its innovative efforts on its Grid Intelligence Initiative. 

“We are honoured to have received this distinguished award from the CEA and be included with a group of nominees who showcase the innovative thinking and creative problem solving that is taking place in organizations across Canada,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro. “I’m proud of the team for once again demonstrating and leveraging these skills on enhancing our capabilities to manage our Grid with technology.”

This is Oakville Hydro’s second Centre of Excellence Award, previously winning in 2018 for its progressive work developing and implementing its Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS). 

Oakville Hydro’s 2019 submission involved implementation and application of a highly complex distributed grid intelligence for its electrical network.  Through advanced sensors, this network automatically responds to changing electrical grid conditions without manual intervention, restoring electricity to customers in seconds. 

Pictured: 
 Cody McMullin, Innovation Lead (left)
 Jeff Mocha, Vice President, Enterprise Innovation (right)

 
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.

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About the Centre of Excellence 
CEA’s Centre of Excellence celebrates Canadian innovation and cutting-edge technology in the electricity sector.  Whether it’s a virtual power plant providing residential customers with the ability to generate their own clean energy and augment the grid, or the world’s first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture and storage unit – all Center of Excellence projects are positively impacting the lives of Canadians and shaping our collective energy future.

About the Canadian Electricity Association 
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) members generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada every day.  From vertically integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, to power marketers, to the manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology and services that keep the industry running smoothly -- all are represented by this national industry association.

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




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