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New Distributor Magazine Focuses on Striking the Balance – Modern and Flexible Regulation

This week, the Electricity Distributors Association was excited to release the digital version of the latest issue of The Distributor magazine. The theme for this issue is local hydro needs modern and flexible regulation and in it we explore whether regulation will enable or inhibit electrification as well as the value versus cost in getting the regulatory balance right.   The issue’s feature articles include Hydro One looking behind the meter for reliability improvement; London Hydro & Sidewalk Labs’ energy management solution where customers get a home scheduler, new hourly rate plan, predictable bill, and access to clean energy; plus, a summary of an EDIST session on integrated voltage management and conservation benefits from Jacob Weninger of Entegrus Powerlines.   Modern and Flexible Utility Regulation Benefits Everyone Local utility companies in Ontario – like all energy distribution companies across the country – are tightly regulated busine ...

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Virtual Reality: The Power of Resiliency

The Power of Resiliency was this year’s theme for the EDA’s annual Electricity Distribution Information Systems and Technology Conference and Exhibition (EDIST) because, in these extraordinary times, local utility companies in Ontario continued to deliver safe and reliable electricity. The resiliency that these utilities demonstrate is supported by constantly evolving information systems and technology, allowing them to provide better value for customers. As one of the EDA’s largest events, we had a successful virtual conference this year, with almost 400 participants. EDIST was, for the first time, launched in a virtual platform, and the team at the EDA worked hard to create an immersive virtual experience where our members, exhibitors and presenters could all connect. COVID-19 has posed some challenges, but the EDA used the opportunity to “think outside the box” to bring EDIST 2021 right to the comfort of your home. If you had the chance to attend this year’s virtual c ...

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Powering Local Communities and Economies

Ontario’s local hydro utilities play a vital economic role. In the newly released issue of The Distributor magazine, we highlight how utilities support businesses and job creation on ‘Main Street’ and beyond. The depth and breadth of these efforts are truly remarkable. In this issue – feature stories include: Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro plays a crucial role in making rapid transit a reality for their local community. Hydro One has been working behind the scenes to provide safe and reliable electricity for businesses and communities and those affected by COVID-19. Hydro Ottawa is powering the nation's capital from A to Z. From energizing Amazon’s newest distribution centre to partnering with the region's first zero-carbon district energy community with Zibi. Oshawa PUC stands in solidarity with their customers to provide efforts to minimize economic pain for their customers during the first phase of COVID-19. ENWIN Utilities Superheroes, for many years, has sup ...

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Thank you to the People of Local Hydro!

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 extor ...

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