Case Studies

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Alectra Utilities (York Region)

Alectra Utilities (formerly PowerStream in York Region) is a residential and commercial electricity distributor.

Project

Conducted an idling reduction initiative for fleet and personal vehicles at service centres across PowerStream’s former operating area. Project results were achieved through employee education and awareness.

Location
York Region

Industry
Utilities

Size
Large

GHG reductions
16.32 tonnes of GHGs between 2014-2017

Cost savings
$5,000/year

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