The following statement from Minister Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines was presented at the 2021 EDA Award Gala on May 20:


Statement by Minister Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

Electricity Distributors Association Virtual Awards Event 


On behalf of the Ontario government, I want to extend our congratulations to today’s award winners. Recognition of your service to Ontarians is well deserved.  I’d like to thank the Electricity Distributors Association and its members for your commitment, dedication and remarkable flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This has been an extraordinary year for Ontario’s electricity sector. The EDA’s members have remained nimble, resilient and committed to managing this evolving and complex environment.

As the closest point of contact for Ontario’s electricity customers, your efforts helped to ensure that supply continued uninterrupted and supported those staying at home to learn and work, as well as critical health services, essential businesses, farms and other infrastructure.  At the same time, within your own organizations, you worked to provide safe workplaces. 

I also want to take this opportunity to recognize the EDA for the important role you play as the strong and trusted voice of Ontario’s electricity distribution community.  Your membership’s work to implement our government’s COVID-19 electricity rate relief and customer choice initiative greatly improved the lives of Ontario’s electricity consumers during this challenging year.

Congratulations once again to today’s winners.