TORONTO, June 18, 2019 – The Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) presented Hydro One with a National Award of Excellence for its community and relationship management in support of critical forestry work in the Ottawa area throughout 2017 and 2018.
"Hydro One believes in building relationships and working together with the communities that we serve,” said Jason Fitzsimmons, Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer, Hydro One. “Engaging with our communities and customers is an important first step in completing critical forestry work that improves the safety and reliability of the transmission system. We are honored to be recognized by CPRS for our commitment to building meaningful relationships in communities.”
Through this approach, Hydro One ensured that community consultation met the needs of the community prior to the work starting. This approach is now used on every project and is an internal success story.
For over 55 years, the National Awards of Excellence recognizes outstanding public relations programs and projects from across the country and the dedication of public relations professionals. Submissions are judged by a panel of local CPRS members.
About Hydro One:
Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with almost 1.4 million valued customers, almost C$25.5 billion in assets and 2018 annual revenues of almost C$6.2 billion. Our team of approximately 8,600 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2018, Hydro One invested almost $1.6 billion in its 30,000 circuit kilometres of high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit kilometres of primary distribution networks and injected approximately $1.3 billion into the economy by buying goods and services in Ontario. We are committed to the communities where we live and work through community investment, sustainability and diversity initiatives. We are one of only six utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Electricity Company designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H).
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