Burlington Hydro Receives Conservation Leadership and Public Relations Excellence Awards                                      

Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) recognizes Burlington Hydro from among its provincial utility peers

March 27, 2018

Burlington Hydro Inc. (BHI) is pleased to announce that it has received awards for both Conservation Leadership and Public Relations Excellence from the Association that represents Ontario’s electricity distributors, the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA).

The EDA’s Conservation Leadership Excellence Award, sponsored by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), recognizes Burlington Hydro’s enhancements to its conservation outreach program – ‘The Power to Conserve’.  From the delivery of Save on EnergyOM conservation programs, to the collaborative efforts to develop new programs and recognize customer participation, conservation activities at Burlington Hydro have taken a creative new approach to encouraging participation across all customer sectors.

Burlington Hydro’s e-billing campaign – Plant-a-Tree in a Community Park – was also recognized for Public Relations Excellence. Each time a customer registered for paperless e-billing over the one year campaign, a $5 donation was made by Burlington Hydro to the City of Burlington to plant a mix of Carolinian trees in the community’s Nelson Park. The program delivered a positive environmental message, while providing tangible benefits to the community by enhancing the City’s green spaces for many years to come.

“Burlington Hydro is focused on growing and conducting its business in ways that consistently deliver customer value and provide benefit to the community,” says Gerry Smallegange, President and CEO, Burlington Hydro Inc. “Our talented and dedicated employees continue to fuel the success of our company and are the driving force behind delivering meaningful and award-winning customer initiatives. We’re extremely pleased to be recognized for our efforts by our industry peers.”

About the EDA Awards

The Electricity Distributors Association recognizes the long tradition of excellence and achievement in Ontario’s electricity distribution industry. The annual presentation of the EDA’s Awards- a portfolio of company and individual awards - ensures that excellence is recognized within the industry, the broader electricity sector, and in the communities served by its members.