BELLEVILLE, ON – JULY 5, 2023 – Yesterday, Elexicon Energy (“Elexicon”) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of its new Belleville Operations Centre. Elexicon President and CEO, Indrani Butany-DeSouza, was joined by the Honourable Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Qunite and Minister of Energy; City of Belleville Mayor, Neil Ellis; and the Honourable Shelby Kramp-Neuman, MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington to celebrate the significant milestone.
The 16,000 square feet facility houses staff from Lines, Metering, Engineering & GIS teams all under one roof, and is a wonderful example of Elexicon’s commitment to the communities that it serves as well as to their economic development and prosperity.
The facility is able to accommodate six large vehicles, and seven small to medium size vehicles. It also stores poles, transformers, cable, and other vital resources for on-going maintenance as well as emergency restorations.
As Elexicon’s eastern energy hub, the organization is committed to supporting the Government of Ontario’s goals to building homes faster and ensuring reliability and resiliency for all customers – residential and commercial.
Plans for the facility began prior to 2020, with an RFP being issued in January 2021. Local firm Taskforce Engineering was awarded the contract in November 2021. Construction on the facility began in April 2022 and final touches were completed in June 2023.
“This facility stands as a remarkable testament to Elexicon Energy’s commitment to grid modernization and to providing our customers with reliable energy services. As the drive towards electrification steadily gains momentum, investments of this nature, such as our cutting-edge facility, play a pivotal role in meeting the escalating demand. With the City of Belleville experiencing increasing growth, Elexicon eagerly seeks to collaborate with local industries and customers, forging enduring partnerships that will illuminate a promising path towards a prosperous future.”
– Indrani Butany-DeSouza, President and CEO, Elexicon Energy
“This is a very exciting day for our city,” said City of Belleville Mayor Neil Ellis. “Elexicon is a fantastic partner in our community and we are so pleased that they have decided to expand here. I would like to congratulate them on the incredible new facility. We look forward to what the future holds for the team here in Belleville.”
– Neil Ellis, Mayor, City of Belleville
About Elexicon Energy
Elexicon Energy powers life’s most meaningful moments. As the fourth largest municipally-owned electricity distributor in Ontario, our vision is to empower the communities we serve and help customers seize opportunities to ignite a better future. We provide over 175,000 residential and business customers with reliable and affordable energy services. Elexicon Energy is owned by five municipalities: the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Town of Whitby, the City of Belleville and the Municipality of Clarington. Learn more at elexiconenergy.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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