Alectra Utilities (formerly Horizon Utilities) is the first company in Canada to earn the Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation from the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA).

The Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation was established by CEA for utilities across Canada and worldwide. The designation requires utilities to commit to ISO 14001 standards on Environmental Management Systems and ISO 26000 guidelines on Social Responsibility and pass a third-party external verification.

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Global Reporting Initiative™

Alectra Utilities is the first electric utility company of any kind in Ontario to make a filing with the Global Reporting Initiative™ (GRI) – the most widely-used international sustainability reporting guidelines – and also the first to seek and receive “external assurance” for a GRI filing.

Alectra Utilities has consistently expanded the scope of its self-declared GRI Application Level since  2008.  Alectra completed its first self-declared filing at the “B” level in 2008, expanding to a "B+" in 2009.  The "+" is a recognition that external assurance was sought and achieved over selected indicators and the Application Level. 

In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2103 and 2014, Horizon Holdings self-declared a GRI Application Level of "A+" on its external GRI report.

Ernst & Young has provided the external review of compliance to the GRI disclosure guidelines for Horizon Holdings filings since 2009.

For more information, please view Alectra Utilities’ Annual Reports. Contact us by email at, or call 1-866-458-1236 or 905-522-9200.

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12 Mile Creek Hydro Corridor Sustainable Vegetation Project completed

Alectra Utilities partnered up with the City of St. Catharines, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and Ontario Power Generation to replace some trees and plants in one part of the 12 Mile Creek corridor with more suitable and sustainable species.

For more information, please visit 12 Mile Creek Sustainable Vegetation Project.