The communities we serve are rapidly growing, and the need for decarbonization and renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly important. We aim to continue to provide our communities and customers with the latest advancements in technology as we progress through this journey.

We are global citizens, and we must work towards developing solutions to stop climate change and leaving a legacy for others. We will accomplish this by ensuring that our assets are resilient and by safely using innovative measures to support our existing systems.

Here are a few highlights on how we are creating a sustainable future:

  • Elexicon Energy was awarded the City of Pickering’s Sustainability Award for its work on Altona Towns Pre-Planned Nested Microgrid Community. The new development – Canada’s first – demonstrates the future of residential neighbourhoods and shows how microgrids can benefit homeowners while reducing the amount of electricity needed from the grid, helping make the provincial electricity system more affordable.
  • We are working with technology partner, Survalent, and a handful of other local utilities to enable distributed energy resources such as solar and wind power, energy storage and demand management tools, to ensure interoperability between the consumer and the electricity grid. The project will provide a platform that brings together real-time energy supply and consumption information at the local level, and gain a better understanding of how renewable energy sources can be sourced at a local level and contribute to clean, reliable and affordable energy to meet growing needs that include electric vehicles.
  • Elexicon Energy is participating in a regional household energy retrofit initiative called Durham Greener Homes. Inspired by Durham Region’s Community Energy Plan, the program was created to assist homeowners in navigating through the retrofit process to reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. By 2050, the program hopes to remodel the majority of the over 200,000 existing single-family dwellings, including detached, semi-detached and row homes, resulting in an average energy savings of 40 to 50 per cent per household.

For more information check out our Elexicon Corporation’s 2022 Corporate, Environmental and Social Responsibility Report.

Environmental Policy Commitments

To meet Elexicon’s goal of proactively working towards a better tomorrow, Elexicon will:

  • Implement an environmental management system that facilitates the ongoing identification, assessment and effective management of environmental aspects and impacts related to its electricity distribution operations.
  • Meet environmental requirements defined by legislation, regulations, governmental guidelines, and other standards that apply to Elexicon.
  • Support our customers energy efficiency awareness and choices.
  • Protect the environment through the management of its identified significant environmental aspects, including prevention of pollution with respect to managing potential transformer hydrocarbon spillages and waste management.
  • Conserve natural resources and strive towards the goal of Net Zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.
  • Continually improve Elexicon’s environmental performance through regular reviews, inspections, audits and setting of objectives and action plans.
  • Report, investigate and learn from environmental incidents by determining contributing factors and implementing corrective actions to ensure the effectiveness of controls.
  • Provide adequate resources to successfully implement and maintain the environmental management system.
  • Provide necessary environmental communication and training to employees and contractors to ensure competence and compliance to the requirements of the environmental management system.
  • Publicly communicate its environmental performance through the Corporate Environmental, Social and Governance Report.