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Alectra Utilities Receives Novinium Environmental Stewardship Award for Second Year

May 14, 2018
Alectra Utilities Receives Environmental Stewardship Award
Pictured in photo (left to right): Dean Stone, Regional Sales Manager, Novinium; Max Cananzi, President and CEO, Alectra Utilities; Henry Gamboa, Supervisor, Design; Rolando Mena, Engineer, Asset Condition Assessment; Quan Tran, Engineer, Reliability; Ryan Chandler, System Control; Dan Korchinski, Subforeperson, Lines; Norm Loberg, Chair of the Board, Alectra Inc.; Chris Sams, VP Sales & Marketing, Novinium; Brian Bentz, President and CEO, Alectra Inc.

Kent, WA — May 11, 18— Novinium, provider of electrical cable rejuvenation for power utilities, presented an Environmental Stewardship Award to Alectra Utilities, at their Cityview offices in Vaughan, Ontario Canada. The Environmental Stewardship Award was established by Novinium to honor the environmental commitment of electrical utilities that choose rejuvenation of their electrical cables over replacement of their aging, underground power networks. Based on the number of meters of electrical cable rejuvenated in 2017 and the resulting CO2 mitigation, Alectra Utilities is the only Ontario-based utility and one of ten in North America being presented this award. Rejuvenating existing electrical cable allows it to be recycled in place, eliminating the waste created by otherwise abandoning and replacing failing electrical cable. In 2017, Alectra Utilities rejuvenated more than 76,000 meters of underground power cables mitigating 968 metric tons of CO2 that would have otherwise been released into the environment. In 2016 Alectra rejuvenated more than 70,660 meters of underground power cables mitigating 819.7 metric tonnes of CO2 that would have otherwise been released into the environment.

“Our mission at Novinium is to help the electrical industry rehabilitate its aging infrastructure at a fraction of the capital cost of replacement and to do so in a way that is safer and more environmentally friendly than replacement alternatives,” says Glen Bertini, CEO of Novinium. “This award recognizes the commitment by electrical utilities to choose a solution that is good for the planet and their clients.”

To learn more about the specific injection projects at each of the winning utilities, visit

For more information contact: Beverly Thompson, Novinium, +1 253.395.4504,

About Novinium: Novinium is the only full-service power cable expert that partners with utility companies of all sizes to keep their networks operating at peak performance, using the most advanced, capital-efficient, environmentally friendly methods available. Novinium’s founder and CEO invented the revolutionary technology behind underground cable rejuvenation 30+ years ago, and the company continues to champion ways to keep power flowing to those who depend on it.