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The Canadian Electricity Association Releases a Roadmap to Climate Change Adaptation

OTTAWA, Ontario – February 29, 2016. Today the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released a report entitled “Adapting to Climate Change: State of Play and Recommendations for the Electricity Sector in Canada.” Funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Adaptation Platform, it outlines robust recommendations to help integrate climate change considerations into investment and management decisions.

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CEA’s Board of Directors Appoints AltaLink President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Thon as Chair of the Association

OTTAWA, Ontario - January 4, 2016. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Thon, President and CEO of AltaLink, as Chair of the Association.

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Canadian Utilities Test Readiness, Resilience, Response, and Recovery in Biannual North American Grid Security Exercise

OTTAWA, Ontario - November 19, 2015.  Electric utilities from across Canada were among the thousands of participants in GridEx III, a two-day continent-wide security exercise. The purpose of this event was to test the readiness of the North American electricity sector’s crisis action and communications plans, and to strengthen response and recovery capabilities following a catastrophic emergency.  

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Canadian Electricity Association recognizes electric utilities with Occupational Health and Safety Awards

ST JOHN’S, Newfoundland - Oct. 29, 2015. On Wednesday evening, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) celebrated the accomplishments of its member utilities at the 2015 Occupational Health and Safety Awards reception. 

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Canadian Electricity Association Recognizes Role of Industry Associations in Addressing the Big Data and Analytics Talent Gap

OTTAWA, Ontario - October 21, 2015.  The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is pleased to have supported the development of a paper from Ryerson University, Closing Canada’s Big Data Talent Gap. The paper includes the results of the first in-depth examination of the size and nature of Canada’s Big Data and analytics talent gap, and suggests a path forward to address the shortcomings.

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Canadian Electricity Association Releases Recommendations for Strengthening Electric Utility Standards

OTTAWA, Ontario - October 14, 2015. To mark the World Standards Day, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) today released the report entitled “The Importance and Benefits of Standards in the Electric Utility Industry.” It outlines robust recommendations to help strengthen and drive the development of Canadian electric utility standards.

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Canadian Electricity Association Applauds Conservative Party Commitments to Cyber Security, Clean Energy Technology and Skills Training

OTTAWA, Ontario - October 9, 2015.  The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is pleased to see the Conservative Party of Canada’s commitment to continued action on cyber security, support for emerging clean energy technologies, and initiatives to enhance skills training as announced today in their election platform.

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Canadian Electricity Association Welcomes Liberal Party Proposals on Energy and the Environment

OTTAWA, Ontario - October 6, 2015.  The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) welcomes the Liberal Party of Canada’s release of its full platform which outlines a set of policies that have positive impacts on Canada’s electricity system. The CEA also raises potential areas of concern.

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Canadian Electricity Association Pleased by NDP’s Commitment to Electric Vehicles, Clean Energy, and Energy Efficiency

OTTAWA, Ontario - October 2, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) was encouraged to see today’s announcement by the New Democratic Party (NDP) of policies in support of electric vehicle integration, clean energy infrastructure, and energy efficiency.

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Canadian Electricity Association Encouraged By New Democratic Party’s Pledge for Clean Electricity in Canada’s North

OTTAWA, Ontario - October 1, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) was pleased to see Wednesday’s announcement from the New Democratic Party (NDP), which commits funds for investments in alternative and green energies to 25 northern and remote communities.

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Canadian Electricity Association Welcomes Green Party of Canada’s Focus on Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency, and Infrastructure Renewal

OTTAWA, Ontario - September 11, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) was pleased to see Wednesday’s platform release from the Green Party of Canada, noting its emphasis on green energy initiatives and the need for federal investment in electricity infrastructure.

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Electricity Sector Reports 22% Reduction in Carbon Emissions

OTTAWA, Ontario - August 31, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) today released its 2015 Sustainable ElectricityTM Annual Report, titled “Delivering Value to Canadians”. The report highlights that CEA member companies achieved a 5.8 per cent reduction in GHG emissions in 2014, contributing to a significant 22 per cent reduction in carbon emissions over the last five years.

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Canadian Electricity Association Welcomes Liberal Party Infrastructure Program

OTTAWA, Ontario - August 28, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) welcomes yesterday’s infrastructure announcement from the Liberal Party of Canada as evidence of a growing national acknowledgement of Canada’s infrastructure deficit and a willingness to address this critical issue.

 
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Canadian Electricity Sector Welcomes U.S. Clean Power Plan’s Treatment of Canadian Electricity Exports

OTTAWA, Ontario - August 3, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is pleased to see electricity exports from Canada included among the many greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction options made available to U.S. states under the final version of the Clean Power Plan, issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Electricity Sector Encouraged by Premiers’ Canadian Energy Strategy

OTTAWA, Ontario - July 17, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is encouraged by the integration of electricity into the Council of the Federation’s Canadian Energy Strategy, released earlier today.

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Ontario Power Generation Inc., Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, TransCanada Recognized as Leaders in Sustainability and Innovation

OTTAWA, Ontario - June 17, 2015. Last night, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) recognized three of its member utilities – Ontario Power Generation Inc., Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, and TransCanada – for their leadership in sustainability and innovation by presenting them with 2015 Sustainable Electricity™ Awards.

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CEA Launches Special Events Series, Virtual Open House for National Electricity Month 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario - June 1, 2015. For the third year running, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has designated June as National Electricity Month in Canada. Accordingly, CEA, in partnership with its corporate utility members, will kick-off the month on June 1 with facility tours, activities, speeches, and special events across the country.

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2015 Electric Vehicle Dealership Award Winners Revealed

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - May 26, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), in partnership with Plug'n Drive, announced the winners of the 2015 Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards earlier today at the EV2015VÉ Electric Vehicle Conference and Trade Show in Halifax.

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Electricity Sector Continues to Play a Key Role in Limiting Canadaʼs GHG Emissions

OTTAWA, Ontario - May 15, 2015. The federal government today announced its intention to proceed with new regulations aimed at limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new natural gas-fired electricity generation facilities.

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Study Update Profiles Examples of Energy Technology Innovation Financing, and How the Rate Base Can Be a Part of It

Ottawa - May 12, 2015 – A new study released today profiles examples of how innovation is being financed in the electric and natural gas utilities industries in select markets.

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Canadian Utilities Sign Multilateral Support Agreement for Emergency Outages

CALGARY, Alberta - April 27, 2015. Earlier today, during a plenary session at the Conference Board of Canada’s “Resiliency Canada 2015” event in Calgary, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) announced the signing of a National Mutual Assistance Agreement by Canadian electric utilities.

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Budget 2015: Canadian Electricity Association Applauds Measures to Protect Vital Cyber Systems

OTTAWA, Ontario - April 21, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) applauds the Government’s intention to enhance funding and introduce legislation to heighten the protection of vital cyber systems, as announced today in the federal budget.

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CEA Board Meets With U.S. Officials to Discuss Cross-Border Interests on Key Climate and Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, DC - April 8, 2015. On April 8 and 9, a delegation of the Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA) Board of Directors will meet with senior U.S. government officials to discuss major pending U.S. climate and energy policies, and the importance of leveraging and strengthening the bilateral electricity relationship under these initiatives.

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Canadian Electricity Association Discusses Energy, Security, Cyber Threats in Israel

OTTAWA, Ontario - March 20, 2015. At the invitation of Rafael Barak, the Israeli Ambassador to Canada, a delegation of members from the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and representatives from the Government of Canada will travel to Tel Aviv, Israel, from March 20-25, 2015. With their government counterparts, participants will examine energy, security, and cyber threat issues. They will also attend a global conference, Cybertech 2015, and engage with the energy start up community on cyber security issues.

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Canadian Car Dealerships Invited to Self-Nominate for 2015 Electric Vehicle Awards

OTTAWA, Ontario - March 17, 2015. Nominations for the 2015 Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards are open, and the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and Plug’n Drive are encouraging dealerships in Canada selling electric vehicles (EVs) to self-nominate for these one-of-a-kind awards.

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CEA Report: Electric Utilities Must Innovate Today to Meet Shifting Needs of Tomorrow’s Customers

OTTAWA, Ontario - February 24, 2015.  The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released a new report today called Electric Utility Innovation: Toward Vision 2050 that sheds light on the reality that much of Canada’s electricity infrastructure is reaching the end of its useful life and discusses the impact of the changing role of electric utilities on decisions about renewal. The report emphasizes the need for a systematic approach to innovation to ensure utilities have the mandate and means to invest in innovation going forward, allowing them to meet the needs and expectations of tomorrow’s customers.

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Hydro One Receives Prestigious Sustainable Electricity Company Designation

OTTAWA, Ontario - January 14, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) announced today that it has designated Hydro One Networks Inc. (“Hydro One”) a Sustainable Electricity Company™ for its commitment to sustainable business practices.

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Nominations for 2015 Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Now Open

OTTAWA, Ontario - January 12, 2015. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and Plug’n Drive are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2015 Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program.

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The Honourable Sergio Marchi to Become President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association

OTTAWA, Ontario - January 8, 2015. The Board of Directors of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honourable Sergio Marchi as President and Chief Executive Officer of CEA, effective February 9, 2015. Mr. Marchi is currently the Principal of the Marchi Group, a global strategies consultancy based in Geneva Switzerland. Mr. Marchi will be replacing Jim R. Burpee, who informed the CEA Board last year of his intention to retire early in 2015.

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Study shows electric cars charged with low-emitting electricity are the best option for improving air quality

OTTAWA, Ontario - December 22, 2014. A recent study released by The University of Minnesota entitled Life Cycle Air Quality Impacts of Conventional and Alternative Light-duty Transportation in the United States shows that electric vehicles (EVs) powered by low-emitting energy sources reduce environmental health impacts by 50 per cent or more compared to conventional gasoline and are the best option for reducing air pollution and emissions in the light-duty transportation sector.

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CEA to EPA: U.S. Clean Power Plan Should Leverage Cross-Border Connections to Lower Carbon Emissions

OTTAWA, Ontario - December 18, 2014. Today, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposal to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired power plants in the United States.

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NJ Governor Chris Christie Proclaims December 5 as Canadian Utility Appreciation Day

TORONTO, Ontario - December 5, 2014. Earlier today during a keynote speech at an event in Toronto, visiting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a proclamation declaring December 5, 2014 as “Canadian Utility Appreciation Day” and thanked Canadian electric and natural gas utilities for their assistance in Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts in 2012.

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CEA and Crime Stoppers Applaud Bill that Seeks to Protect Critical Infrastructure and Deter Copper Theft

OTTAWA, Ontario - December 3, 2014. Today, Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, Wai Young, introduced a Private Members Bill that aims to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to better reflect the severity of interference with Critical Infrastructure including the growing problem of copper theft from electricity facilities.

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Electric Utilities, Lifesaving Employees Honoured for Outstanding Health and Safety Achievements

OTTAWA, Ontario - November 6, 2014. Last night, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) celebrated the accomplishments of its member utilities and their front-line employees at the 2014 Occupational Health and Safety Awards Ceremony in Ottawa. The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, presented awards to top performing companies in the electricity sector as well as to individuals who helped saved the life of a fellow employee or a member of the public.

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Winners announced for Canada's First Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards

Vancouver, British Columbia - October 29, 2014. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA), in partnership with Plug'n Drive, was pleased to present Canada’s first-ever Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards to three Canadian car dealerships demonstrating leadership in the promotion and sale of electric vehicles in Canada.

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CEA Urges U.S. Policy Review to Promote Stronger Cross-Border Grid Connections

OTTAWA, Ontario - September 18, 2014. In conjunction with U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz’s visit to Ottawa this week, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is offering recommendations on how to further enhance the benefits presented by the robust level of integration between the U.S. and Canadian electric power systems.

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Natural Gas and Electricity Associations Release Study on How to Drive Innovation At Energy and Mines Ministers Meeting

Ottawa, August 25, 2014 - As federal and provincial energy and mines ministers gather for an annual meeting in Sudbury, Ontario, a new study released today by the Canadian Electricity Association and the Canadian Gas Association offers insight on what can be done to drive energy innovation in Canada.

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Electricity Sector: CO2 Emissions At All Time Low

OTTAWA, Ontario - August 18, 2014. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released its 2014 Sustainable ElectricityTM Annual Report today, outlining the sustainability performance of its Corporate Utility Members during the 2013 calendar year.

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Nominations for First-Ever Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program Now Open

Ottawa, Ontario - June 19, 2014. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and Plug’n Drive are pleased to announce nominations are now open for the first-ever annual Canadian Electric Vehicle Dealership Awards Program.

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Canadian Electricity Association Recognizes Toronto Hydro as a Sustainable Electricity Company

OTTAWA, Ontario - June 17, 2014. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) announced today that Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") has been designated as a Sustainable Electricity Company™. Toronto Hydro is the third electricity company in Canada to receive this prestigious appointment.

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Canadian Electricity Association Applauds M.P. Randall Garrison for Tabling Bill to Deter Copper Theft in Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario - June 3, 2014. Today, Member of Parliament for Esquimalt – Juan de Fuca, Randall Garrison introduced a Private Members Bill that aims to amend the Criminal Code of Canada so it accurately reflects the severity of copper theft from critical infrastructure.

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Canadian Electricity Sector Recognizes Three Remarkable Leaders in Sustainability

OTTAWA, Ontario - June 3, 2014. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is proud to recognize BC Hydro and Power Authority, Hydro Ottawa, and Ontario Power Generation Inc. as winners of the 5th annual Sustainable Electricity™ Awards. The awards recognize companies with sustainable approaches to electricity sector challenges.

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June is National Electricity Month in Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario - May 30, 2014. As the national voice of the electricity industry in Canada, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has designated June as National Electricity Month for the second consecutive year. In communities all across the country, CEA member utilities will be opening the doors of their facilities to the public, offering tours and answering questions about how the electricity system works.

 

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CEA Releases Vision 2050: It’s Decision Time for Canada’s Electricity System

OTTAWA, Ontario - March 25, 2014. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released a groundbreaking new report today entitled Vision 2050: The Future of Canada’s Electricity System. The report sheds light on the urgent need for informed decision-making both in policy development and on-going infrastructure investment if Canada is to maintain the reliability, affordability and sustainability of the electricity system that Canadians rely upon.

 

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Electricity Sector Calls for Action on an Issue that is Dangerous, Expensive and a Threat to Reliability – Copper Theft

OTTAWA, Ontario - March 3, 2014. Today, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) released a policy paper that draws attention to the impacts of copper theft from electricity infrastructure and outlines four key recommendations to deter copper theft in Canada.

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Canadian Electricity Association Designates AltaLink as Sustainable Electricity Company

OTTAWA, Ontario - January 10, 2014. The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) announced today that AltaLink, an electricity transmission company based in Calgary, Alberta, has been designated as a Sustainable Electricity CompanyTM. With this designation, AltaLink becomes the first-ever transmission company and second major electricity company in Canada to receive this designation.

 

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