Tom Mitchell Electric Vehicle Leadership Award

Accepting applications for the 2024 Tom Mitchell Electric Vehicle Leadership Award. Please apply by July 24, 2024.

Awarded to Canadian electricity companies demonstrating outstanding leadership in the promotion or advancement of electric vehicle adoption.

This award is delivered in honour of Tom Mitchell, who served as the President and CEO of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) from 2009 to 2015. His legacy includes significant advancement of OPG's clean and renewable energy projects. It was his leadership and vision that made Plug’n Drive possible.

Past Recipients




This utility was an early adopter, adding EVs into its fleet as well as hybrid bucket trucks as much as 5 years ago. In 2017, it partnered with Canadian Tire and Flo, a charger network, to install a DC fast charger on Alberta’s busiest highway and with the city of Edmonton to install on street level 2 chargers. In its most ambitious project to date, the Peaks to Prairies network, it created Alberta’s largest EV project for Alberta to date – installing 20 quick chargers as well as level 2 chargers along a corridor in southern Alberta. This project included a comprehensive outreach and educational campaign to go along with the charger installation to help the local communities understand the benefits of this network of chargers, including emissions reductions, tourism, and saving money

Apply for this Award

Accepting applications for the 2024 Tom Mitchell Electric Vehicle Leadership Award.
Please apply by July 24, 2024.

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Project / Program Description

The 2024 EV Awards program recognizes Canadian utilities and non-government organizations that demonstrated outstanding leadership in the promotion of electric vehicles in 2023. We recognize that utility-led and organization-led initiatives may vary dramatically in purpose and scope. As a result, the winner for these two award categories will be determined by a subjective evaluation that relies on the expertise of a judge.

Applicants are encouraged to include as much information as possible and should ensure consideration is paid to the marketing/promotion of the project, the quality of any research being done and relevance of the project to accelerating electric vehicle sales. These applications can be for a variety of activities throughout the 2023 calendar year or for a particular project in 2023.

Please provide the name and background of your utility or organization.
Please provide a description of the project or program.
Please summarize the objectives of the project or program.
Please summarize the results of the project or program.
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    I hereby declare that the information contained in this application is factual and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that knowingly providing false information will lead to an immediate disqualification from the 2024 EV Awards and will disqualify my organization from applying to the EV Awards in the future. I acknowledge and agree that Plug’n Drive and Electricity Canada may make further inquiries to verify the accuracy of the information provided.