TORONTO, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ - The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) supports the province's objective to move to a low carbon economy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, as identified in the Climate Change Action Plan that was released today.
"Ontario's local utilities are pleased to join the province in a growing movement toward a cleaner, healthier environment," said Todd Wilcox, President of North Bay Hydro and Chair of the Association which represents local distribution companies (LDCs) across the province. "The EDA sees the action plan as crucially important and applauds the government's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas pollution to fight climate change."
The plan builds in part on the success last year by local distributors in meeting and exceeding provincially set conservation targets.
"As the face of Ontario's electricity system, LDCs play an important role in helping empower consumers to make informed decisions about their energy use and are vested in managing conservation efforts," said Teresa Sarkesian, EDA's President and CEO. "Some local utilities are already working closely with developers and urban planners to create whole communities around decreased carbon emissions and energy cost savings."
Through the work of the EDA with LDCs and consumers on conservation, these types of collaborations and those that will now be driven through the plan are pivotal to helping consumers move to a lower carbon economy.
About the EDA
The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) represents Ontario's local electricity distributors, the publicly and privately owned companies that safely and reliably deliver electricity to five million Ontario homes, businesses and public institutions.
SOURCE Electricity Distributors Association
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