Electric Meter Technician Earns Silver Medal in 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

Paralympics

Apr 2, 2018

Adam Dixon, a meter technician at Alectra Utilities, returns home from PyeongChang, South Korea with him a silver medal from the Canadian sledge hockey team’s participation in the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

In addition to bringing home a silver medal, Dixon also earned the top defenceman award for achieving the most points as a defenceman. Adam played all five games in PyeongChang finishing with eight assists, two goals and 10 points overall.

This was the 28-year-old’s third appearance in the Paralympics, having also participated in the Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014) games. He also brought home gold from last year’s World Championships held in Gangneung, South Korea.

When Dixon was 10-years-old he was diagnosed with Edwing’s Sarcoma. The rare type of bone cancer resulted in him undergoing a year of chemotherapy and the removal of his right tibia. As a former stand up hockey player, his parents introduced him to sledge hockey as a way for him to continue to participate in the sport.

Dixon began working at Alectra in 2012 and recently completed his four-year Meter Technician program in November 2017. He is now fully certified as an Alectra Utilities Journeyperson Meter Technician.

“It was an honour to welcome back our very own Olympic silver medalist, Adam Dixon,” says Chris Hudson, SVP of Network Operations, Alectra Utilities.

Electric meter technicians test watthour electric meters either in the shop with test equipment or in the field with watthour meter test equipment. They also check residential, commercial and industrial metering installations for proper wiring and metering accuracy. Meter technicians deal with residential metering installations and customers, deal only with commercial and industrial customers, or work in the shop testing watthour meters.

Alectra distributes electricity to nearly one million customers in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. The Alectra family of companies includes Alectra Inc. (Mississauga), Alectra Utilities Corporation (Hamilton) and Alectra Energy Solutions (Vaughan).

Photo source: Alectra

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