ENERGY STAR Utility of the Year – 2014
The award is part of ENERGY STAR’s Market Transformation Awards. The awards recognize organizations that have demonstrated excellence in offering Canadian consumers the most energy-efficient products and technology available on the market. They are presented to manufacturers, retailers, utility providers, advocates, and home builders that have shown leadership in manufacturing and promoting energy-efficient products. Previous regional utility winners include Veridian Connections, London Hydro, Thunder Bay Hydro, Manitoba Hydro and Fortis BC Inc.
Key to NOTL Hydro’s was the creation of an interactive cookbook that promotes energy efficiency in the kitchen in a fun and creative medium. CUT, a Cookless Book illustrates the many ways that people can do to reduce their energy consumption in the kitchen. The project was created in-house and included several recipe submissions from many local area chefs from White Oaks, Niagara College, Oban Inn, The Old Winery, Queenston Heights, Peller Estates and many other recipes from NOTL Hydro employee & author, Brodie Mosher. This initiative along with the continued success of our existing conservation programs has helped us gain recognition on a national scale.
October 24, 2012 (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario) – Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro is proud to announce that they have become the first electric utility in Ontario to be awarded the highest level Platinum Safety Award from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA). This award recognizes NOTL Hydro’s commitment to a fully integrated and maintained health and safety system. “As a company committed to performance excellence, we strive for the ultimate goal of zero injuries.” says Jim Huntingdon, President of NOTL Hydro.
The award was achieved through a program called ZeroQuest® to which NOTL Hydro has been participating in since 2005. ZeroQuest is the IHSA’s comprehensive audit program that assists workplaces in the development of health and safety management systems. The primary vision of this program is zero lost-time injuries and illnesses. ZeroQuest is comprised of four levels:
- Bronze – Commitment Level
- Silver – Effort Level
- Gold – Outcomes Level I & II
- Platinum – Sustainability Level