Alectra breaks ground on Brampton operations centre

Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, and Brian Bentz, President and CEO, Alectra at the new Alectra facility ground-breaking ceremony. (CNW Group/Alectra Inc)

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Alectra hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in the City of Brampton last week, launching construction of a new operations centre at 200 Kennedy Rd. South.

The new facility will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified to Gold Standard and will function as the consolidated operations centre for more than 400 Alectra employees serving Mississauga and Brampton.

“We’re incredibly proud to celebrate the ground-breaking of our new operations centre which will further expand our portfolio of LEED certified facilities to the Brampton community,” said Brian Bentz, president and CEO, Alectra Inc.

“This investment will create an opportunity for Alectra to implement more green initiatives and improve service levels for our customers across the Region of Peel.”

In alignment with Alectra’s plan to be Net-Zero by 2050, this project will reduce Alectra’s carbon footprint, generate renewable energy, and use solar powered EV stations, while improving service for residential and commercial customers in the Region of Peel. The new building will be the fifth LEED certified facility in Alectra’s portfolio of buildings, in addition to the company’s LEED Gold facilities in Vaughan and Markham, and its LEED certified facilities in Guelph and Barrie.

The ceremony signaled the start of a $52 million project, which is scheduled for completion in August 2023.

“Brampton is a Green City, and together with our partners, we are dedicated to building an increasingly sustainable community and increasing our resilience to climate change,” said Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton. We are excited that Alectra has chosen Brampton for the site of its new operations centre and look forward to witnessing the added benefits this new location will bring to the local businesses in the Kennedy Road area.”

Some of the LEED certified building features will include:

  • upgraded dedicated outdoor air systems (DOAS) – reducing GHG emissions by approximately 43% beyond LEED Gold standards
  • 500KW in rooftop solar power generation – over 800 MWh/year of renewable energy will help meet building power requirements
  • over 30 electric vehicle charging stations to be installed and used by Alectra fleet vehicles, employees, and the public

Also, Alectra is investing $30 million over the next five years to replace and rehabilitate deteriorated underground cables in Brampton.

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