September is always a busy time for the EDA and this year was no exception. Our President and CEO, Teresa Sarkesian, EDA Chair, Gerry Smallengage and EDA staff took part in our 2019 district AGM roadshow to connect and reconnect with our members from utilities of all sizes, representing various regions across Ontario and companies that provide critical goods and services and support to the electricity sector. 


Our CEO used this opportunity to launch an important refresh of the EDA’s Power of Local Hydro campaign with members. The development of this new narrative is a key part in the EDA’s broader effort to strengthen positive perceptions of our industry at Queen’s Park, to the public and utility customers across Ontario.


The Power of Local Hydro campaign will continue to demonstrate how local hydro utilities are on the front lines of power, where electricity customers can rely on their local hydro utility to deliver safer, more reliable and more affordable electricity day in and day out. How local hydro utilities provide economic growth, job creation, re-invest dividends to support local community initiatives. Local hydro utilities are also on the front lines when their customers are in a time of crisis and repairing the system when it’s down and turning the lights back on for homes and businesses across Ontario.


Visit to learn more about the campaign. Members can access our brand new “Power Pack” that includes a variety of creative assets, social media posts, key messages and more to engage and join the conversation. We look forward to all our members joining in on the conversation and getting involved with the campaign through Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook by using the hashtag #PowerofLocalHydro. Additionally, you can share your stories with EDA staff. We will amplify your voice by showcasing the great work you do in your communities through various digital and traditional communication platforms.


We look forward to hearing from you.


For more information on the Power of Local Hydro, click here