As 2019 comes to an end, we reflect on all the good work our local hydro utility members and volunteers do in the communities they serve all year round. You are great ambassadors for our industry and truly demonstrate the Power of Local Hydro.

You are there when help is needed most: Hydro Ottawa sent frontline workers to Maine and Manitoba to help restore power when they were hit with extreme weather.

You are constantly innovating: Energy+ was recognized for their outstanding communications effectiveness, design and e-publishing excellence with an international 2019 APEX Grand Award. Waterloo North Hydro won a Gold Award in the Psychological Safety category and a Silver Award in the Utilities category from Canada’s Safest Employers during a special award ceremony on October 22. And Oshawa PUC Energy Services completed the final milestone of the Toronto Zoo Biogas Project.

You are putting customers first: Enwin warned customers about a new scam targeting customers with attempts to extort money through Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

You are creating jobs and powering the economy: Alectra Utilities is investing approximately $8 million to renew and upgrade our equipment serving Dundas.

You are always giving back to the community: ACT partnered with Hydro One, and national health partners, AstraZeneca Canada, Sanofi Canada, and Amgen Canada to empower students in grades 6, 7 and 8 with skills in CPR and AED defibrillator training.

Thank you to all our local hydro utilities for all that you do to make your communities better.

We look forward to seeing what you have in store for 2020!