THUNDER BAY, ON, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Natural Resources Canada presented Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. (Hydro One Remotes) with the prestigious ENERGY STAR Canada Award for best Regional Utility at its award ceremony held in Ottawa. The award is given to utilities that have shown leadership and innovation in developing and marketing ENERGY STAR certified products and for raising the profile of ENERGY STAR.
"We're very proud to be given this award and would like to extend congratulations to all the other winners," said Kraemer Coulter, Managing Director of Hydro One Remotes. "We're committed to helping our customers be more efficient with their power use and save money, and our Mail-in Rebate program achieves both of these objectives by offering rebates on energy-saving products. We'd also like to thank the housing staff and tribal councils of the First Nations communities that we serve, who helped make this program a success."
Hydro One Remotes, a subsidiary of Hydro One Inc., generates and distributes electricity to 3,600 customers living in 21 isolated communities in northern Ontario. Hydro One Remotes encouraged reduced energy usage through a Mail-in Rebate program to customers promoting the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified appliances. A total of $22,850 in rebates have been issued since 2014 and the number of successful applications has increased by 73 per cent since 2016.
This is the second time the award has been presented to the Hydro One brand as Hydro One Networks Inc. was the proud recipient of last year's ENERGY STAR Canada Award for best Regional Utility.
About Hydro One Inc.:
Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, $25 billion in assets and 2017 annual revenues of nearly $6 billion. Our team of over 7,400 skilled and dedicated regular and non-regular employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km of high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km of primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only five utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Energy Company designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H).
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