Electricity Canada awards electric utilities for sustainability initiatives honouring our energy future

(November 23, 2022) – Electricity Canada’s Sustainable Electricity awards recognizes three electricity companies who have demonstrated an impressive commitment to sustainable development and corporate responsibility.

Through its Sustainable Electricity program, Electricity Canada’s members commit to integrate sustainability into their company operations. During the 2019/2020 year, carbon emissions from generating power decreased, while also experiencing the lowest number of power interruptions to date.

The following recipients are being honoured with Sustainable Electricity awards:

Advancement of an Integrated Approach to Sustainability – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

This award is given to a company that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the development, implementation, and maintenance of an integrated sustainability strategy within the company. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro has fostered strong partnerships in their province and have provided economic opportunities for the communities they serve and operate in to help support a more sustainable future for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Commitment to Continuous Performance Improvement through Projects, Programs, and Initiatives – FortisBC
This award is given to a company that has demonstrated a commitment to sustainability performance improvement through new projects, programs, and initiatives. FortisBC’s Innovation and Sustainability Ambassador Network (ISAN) is an employee development and engagement initiative that creates opportunities for employees to think, talk and take action to advance sustainability and innovation across the company.

Leadership in External Collaboration and Partnerships – SaskPower

This award is given to a company with a strong commitment to external collaboration and partnerships with Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and other stakeholders. SaskPower created a Strategic Plan to mitigate the risk of wildfires in northern communities and created an Indigenous Customer Care Program.


“Canada’s commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has changed how we think about our energy future. Canada’s electricity sector has done more to decarbonize the Canadian economy than any other sector to date and our members are continuously improving what is possible in sustainable energy. We are proud to honour the extraordinary achievements made by our members today with the Sustainable Electricity awards”.

– Francis Bradley, President and CEO, Electricity Canada