Entegrus Powerlines Receives Top Honours in Local Electricity Distribution at Industry Awards

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The Ontario Electricity Distributor’s Association held its annual awards evening on Thursday, May 20th virtually celebrating achievements in the electricity distribution sector. Entegrus Powerlines attained top honours receiving the 2020 LDC Performance Excellence Award (LDC of the Year). 

“Thank you to the EDA for this recognition. To achieve this prestigious award during a pandemic year amongst such impressive LDC (Local Distribution Company) nominees, is truly an honour and most importantly a testament to the dedication of our staff, and the support of colleagues & shareholders,” remarked Jim Hogan President & CEO of Entegrus. “2020 reminded us that we are all in this together. Our industry proved once again that during times of crisis the collective efforts of our staff and industry partners can unite us to achieve success while most importantly providing great service to our customers.”

The LDC Performance Excellence Award is given each year to a utility that represents excellence in occupational health and safety, operations, finance, conservation & contributions to the local community. Entegrus was amongst nominees Hydro One, Oakville Hydro and Synergy North. 

“A well-earned achievement by a tremendous group of people,” noted Max Fantuz, chair of Entegrus Inc. “The company’s commitment to health and safety alone is impressive, I am proud to witness firsthand that the commitment to excellence extends throughout the organization.” 

Notable achievements include Entegrus’s comprehensive Health and Safety programing worthy of top industry certification, COVID-19 employee resources, the implementation of smart switch technology in Blenheim & Wallaceburg to improve energy efficiency & system reliability, operational enhancements to its internal control room, as well as strong community investments of over $425 000 donated to charitable and non-profit organizations within their service area in 2020. 

“Years of investments and attention to health and safety, technology, infrastructure, customers, community and staff helped Entegrus achieve this milestone in a year unlike any other,” added Scott Praill, Chair of Entegrus Powerlines Inc. “We aim to continue to guide this momentum by making smart investments that strengthen the company’s ability to evolve with our customers’ ever-changing needs.”