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Burlington Hydro Wins Public Relations Excellence Award

Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) recognizes 75th Anniversary Celebration

May 21, 2021 – Burlington Hydro is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) for excellence in public relations. The Public Relations Excellence Award was presented to Burlington Hydro for its balanced approach to celebrating its 75th anniversary in the midst of a global pandemic - building trust and showcasing its long-standing history in the community.

At a virtual award ceremony attended by over 200 guests last night, the EDA recognized outstanding performance and the achievements of Ontario’s local utility distributors. “Ontario’s local hydro utilities work hard each day to deliver safe and reliable electricity, along with enhanced and innovative services,” said Teresa Sarkesian, President & CEO, the EDA. “We are pleased to highlight this year’s most remarkable and inspiring achievements that our members are delivering on for the benefit of their customers.”

Although COVID-19 hampered Burlington Hydro from undertaking some of its planned anniversary activities, the overall response from the community, our customers and City leaders was a positive one. Click here to learn more about our 75th Anniversary

“At the heart of 75 successful years are our employees both past and present. They are the very core of our company - who we are and who we aspire to be as we look forward to many more years of providing power to our customers and the community,” says Gerry Smallegange, President and Chief Executive Officer.

We extend our congratulations to all local utilities and industry leaders who were honoured at the EDA’s awards gala.

About the EDA

The Electricity Distributors Association is the trusted and vital source for advocacy, insight and information for Ontario’s local electricity distributors, the municipally and privately owned companies that deliver essential electricity services to millions of homes, businesses and public institutions across the province. Click here for more information at