Alectra Utilities recognized by ClimateWise for reaching sustainability goals
Caroline Karvonen

Alectra Employee Caroline Karvonen, Manager, Sustainability Strategic Growth & Special Projects

Mississauga, ON – Alectra Utilities has been recognized at the ClimateWise “2021: Celebration of Achievement” event for achieving its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.

ClimateWise, a network of organizations leading the way to sustainability, hosted an event to celebrate members who accomplished their GHG reduction goals. Alectra was acknowledged for setting - and surpassing – its GHG reduction target by decreasing emissions by 23 per cent in 2020, below its 2016 baseline.

Alectra achieved these results primarily by reducing fuel consumption throughout its fleet, replacing infrared heaters and boilers at its service centres, and by re-optimizing the Building Automation System (BAS). Additionally, electricity consumption dropped due to lighting retrofits at its Hamilton office.

“We’re extremely proud of our clean energy accomplishments to date and are excited to continue on the path towards becoming net-zero,” said Caroline Karvonen, Manager, Sustainability Strategic Growth & Special Projects at Alectra. “This achievement brings us one step closer to achieving our sustainability goals set for the future, there’s much more to come!”

In May, Alectra set a new, and even more ambitious target to reduce its corporate operations GHG emissions by 38 per cent by 2025, compared to a 2016 baseline – and to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

“It’s exciting to be recognized as sustainability leaders in the industry,” said Brian Bentz, President and CEO, Alectra Inc. “While reaching net-zero by 2050 is an ambitious goal, we are determined to take every action needed to get there. We look forward to doing our part in building a low carbon world that we can all be proud of.”

For more information about Alectra’s commitment to GHG reduction visit,

About Alectra Inc. 

Serving more than one million homes and businesses in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe area, Alectra Utilities is the largest municipally-owned electric utility in Canada, based on the total number of customers served. We contribute to the economic growth and vibrancy of the 17 communities we serve by investing in essential energy infrastructure, delivering a safe and reliable supply of electricity, and providing innovative energy solutions.

Our mission is to be an energy ally, helping our customers and the communities we serve to discover the possibilities of tomorrow’s energy future.

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