From monthly archives: February 2020

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Award-winning excellence on display at last night’s gala

This year’s EDA Excellence Award winners were announced last night. The recipients were once again exceptional examples of innovation, communications and customer service excellence, to name just a few of the categories. These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the LDC sector, and their presentation is a highlight of each year’s AGM. Over 300 guests were on-hand at last night’s gala event at the Royal York in Toronto as the EDA’s new Chair Ysni Semsedini, President & CEO of Festival Hydro, unveiled the winners and presented the awards. Essex Powerlines took home top honours with this year’s EDA Local Distribution Company Performance Excellence Award, recognizing outstanding achievement across a range of key performance categories. Its accomplishments included prioritization of the necessary conversion work to simplify its distribution system, reduce inventory, shrink maintenance costs, and reduce its distribution losses. Last nig ...

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What to Expect in the Upcoming Legislative Session

The mid-way point in any government’s mandate is an interesting point in time. It usually means beginning the transition of focus from strictly governing to thinking strategically about the next election. However, before they can switch to election mode entirely, this provincial government has a number of challenges to address before facing voters in June 2022. MPPs are returning to the Legislature following their winter break. While this gives the government the chance to propose new legislation, it also gives the opposition parties the chance to challenge the Premier and his Ministers in question period. Dominating the conversations in and around Queen’s Park are labour unrest in education, license plate issues, blockades, and COVID-19 to name a few. The government for its part has offered a bill to aid in delivering on a key priority investment in mass transit in the City of Toronto by streamlining planning processes – including those that involve utilities. They have a chance t ...

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ENERCOM Speaker Profile: Hannah Parish General Manager-Head of Ontario Operations, for Lyft

This week’s blog is a speaker profile on Hannah Parish, the General Manager for Lyft, responsible for operations in Ontario. She will be at ENERCOM on Thursday, February 27 talking about The Impacts of Densification on Transportation & Culture. Hannah is a 17+ year business and marketing veteran specializing in developing and rebuilding brands through consumer-focused new product innovation. Her previous accomplishments include launching the ARIV brand and eBikes in Europe for General Motors and launching Voltaren in Canada. She has held various other business and marketing leadership positions in the CPG and Bicycle industries. Her talk will focus on how as our cities densify, and our public and private spaces combine, how transportation fits into our lives must change. From new vehicle types to how we power those commutes, travel will look very different in the next 15 years than it has in the last 5. With our audience she will closely examine the increasing interconnectedness of tr ...

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