Impact We’ve Made in 2020
Creating Meaningful Moments
As an essential service who has seen its fair share of emergency situations, Elexicon understands the importance of rallying together during difficult times. That’s why in 2020 Elexicon announced a donation of $50,000 to support the fight against COVID-19 at hospitals within the Lakeridge Health network, including Ajax Pickering Hospital, Bowmanville Hospital, Port Perry Hospital and Whitby Hospital as well as South Muskoka Hospital, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital and Belleville Hospital.
Elexicon Energy employees also rallied together to help a number of foodbanks across our service territories, raising $5,000 to meet the increased need of residents challenged by food insecurity. Employee donations, which were matched by Elexicon Energy dollar for dollar, will support the following food banks: Feed the Need in Durham, Gleaners Food Bank (Quinte) Inc., Gravenhurst Against Poverty and Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank.
Strengthening our Community Connections
Education and STEM
Elexicon Energy annually awards $2,500 scholarships to two full-time undergraduate Ontario Tech University students enrolled in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Electrical Engineering program, with a preference for those studying smart grid technology. It also provided bursaries to over 25 high school students across Ajax, Belleville, Brock, Clarington, Gravenhurst, Pickering, Port Hope, Scugog and Uxbridge to further their education goals.
Leading in Sustainability
Elexicon is committed to making a positive impact on the environment and in the communities we serve. Both our local regulated hydro utility and energy services business are working hard to ensure we are at the forefront of new and innovative sustainability practices through the many services we provide.
Smart Community Development – Microgrids
In 2020 we continued to develop Canada’s first residential Smart Community Nested Microgrid, alongside our partners Marshall Homes and Opus One Solutions, using leading technologies from Tesla to shape the future of urban and suburban development.
The project will successfully integrate multiple sources of residential clean energy, while maximizing load efficiencies and energy utilization levels for its customers. The microgrid has the potential to substantially minimize the cost of electricity by generating renewable energy locally and providing energy credits to community customers through the net metering arrangements.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Elexicon is also a leader in sustainability in our community. Our LEED certified corporate headquarters in Ajax more than 400 photovoltaic solar panels occupying 45,000 square feet of the building’s garage roof generating 160,000 kWh of clean, carbon-free electricity annually. This also includes our early adoption of electric vehicle infrastructure with our solar-powered electric vehicle carport in Ajax .To further support EV rollout in our community Elexicon Energy is partnering with Durham Region’s Community Energy plan to increase electric vehicle adoption and encourage homeowners and businesses to adopt home and building retrofits that include renewable energy sources.
Who We Supported
Creating Meaningful Moments:
As an essential service who has seen its fair share of emergency situations, Elexicon understands the importance of rallying together during difficult times.