Alectra Commits to 20% Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Oct 10, 2019

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our planet and everyone has a role to play in solving it. That’s why Alectra has committed to a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2026 (from 2016 levels) – a reduction of almost 2,000 tonnes of GHGs in seven years.

With more than 60 per cent of emissions coming from its corporate fleet, Alectra’s GHG emissions have already decreased by 474 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (tCO2e), or five per cent compared to the 2016 baseline. The reduction is primarily attributed to fewer kilometres travelled and the purchase of newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles replacing older vehicles.

Alectra’s commitment to a 20 per cent GHG emissions reduction include:

  • Decreased natural gas usage due to district energy system connection in Hamilton
  • Fleet upgrades and renewals to more fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Implemented idling control policy to reduce fleet emissions
  • Building renovations to improve energy efficiency

Alectra decreased its natural gas usage through a connection to the district energy system in Hamilton. The district energy connection reduced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) use that saw emissions drop by 44 tCO2e and a reduction of over 230,000 m3 on site natural gas consumption.

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