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Halton Hills Hydro wins industry performance excellence award

April 1, 2014

HALTON HILLS, ON Halton Hills Hydro has won the LDC (Local Distribution Company) Performance Excellence Award.

The award, which was presented at a gala event on March 31, is one of the most prestigious given by the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA). The EDA is the trade association of Ontario’s LDCs. The award is sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.
“This is a team effort and we are very grateful for this award. I accept it on behalf of all of our employees and our board,” said Art Skidmore, President & CEO, Halton Hills Hydro. “We believe it is our obligation to provide our community with excellent service and to do it safely and in a reliable manner. This award is validation that our strategies and efforts are on the right track.”

Halton Hills Hydro was cited for its performance excellence in five key areas occupational health & safety, operational excellence, financial operations, conservation & demand management (CDM) and contribution to the community.

Halton Hills Hydro introduced a number of initiatives over the last several years to enhance its performance, including capital investments into the community, CDM programs, a leading edge health and safety program (EMPOWER), a shared control room with a neighbouring LDC (Oakville Hydro), strong dividends to the Town of Halton Hills, and strong customer service and reliability.

“Congratulations to Halton Hills Hydro for this outstanding achievement. We believe we have one of the best locally-owned electrical utilities in the province and they do a great job serving our community,” said Mayor Rick Bonnette.

About Halton Hills Hydro
Halton Hills Hydro, with 23,000 customers, serves two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval and several smaller settlements, covering 280 square kilometres.

For more information contact:

Art Skidmore
President & CEO
Halton Hills Hydro
519-853-3700 ext. 225