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Alectra to open new 400-employee LEED certified operations centre in City of Brampton

June 17, 2021

BRAMPTON, ON (June 15, 2021) – At Brampton’s Committee of Council meeting last week, Alectra announced its plan for the construction of a brand-new sustainable operations centre located at 200 Kennedy Road South in Brampton.

Within one kilometre of the new location are 78 businesses in the retail sector and 55 in accommodation and food services. In bringing 400 employees to the area – two and a half times the number of jobs at the current site – Alectra will help strengthen Brampton’s retail and food businesses in near distance of the operations centre, supporting the city’s local economic recovery and growth in the future.

In line with the City’s commitment to sustainability, the new facility will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified to Gold Standard and function as the consolidated operations centre for more than 400 Alectra employees serving Brampton and Mississauga.

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 general public

A ground-breaking ceremony is tentatively scheduled for August 2021, and the project is planned to be completed by August 2023.

Read more about Alectra here. Read more about economic development in Brampton here.

About Alectra Inc.
Serving more than one million homes and businesses in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe area, Alectra Utilities is now the largest municipally-owned electric utility in Canada, based on the total number of customers served. They contribute to the economic growth and vibrancy of the 17 communities they serve by investing in essential energy infrastructure, delivering a safe and reliable supply of electricity, and providing innovative energy solutions.

Alectra’s mission is to be an energy ally, helping their customers and the communities they serve to discover the possibilities of tomorrow’s energy future.

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“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. 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.”
– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Brampton is on a journey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in the city by 80 per cent by 2050, and know that in order to do so it will take the collective efforts of partners throughout our community. We look forward to the opening of Alectra’s new LEED certified to Gold Standard operations centre, and are excited for the 400 employees who will be located at the centre to experience Brampton’s excellent food and retail businesses nearby.”
– Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3&4; Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton

“Brampton offers an economic environment that supports investment and allows businesses to prosper alongside our local community. We welcome Alectra’s decision to expand within Brampton. This project will bring construction jobs and, once complete, the added benefit of this 400 person site will be felt by the local businesses in the area.”
– Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1&5; Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture, City of Brampton

“Brampton is so happy to announce that Alectra has chosen our Green City as the location of their new operations centre. The new LEED certified facility will help reduce GHG emissions and bring significant jobs to the area, supporting local businesses in their recovery. On behalf of Ward 3, we look forward to welcoming them to the area.”
– Jeff Bowman, City Councillor, Wards 3 & 4, City of Brampton

“On behalf of staff at the City of Brampton, we congratulate Alectra on the news of their operations centre to be built at 200 Kennedy Road South, Brampton. We are dedicated to advancing the Term of Council Priority: Brampton is a Green City, and welcome all partners throughout our community who share our dedication to increasing resilience to climate change and improving energy efficiency.”
– David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

“As a sustainable company, Alectra is committed to reducing our environmental footprint by implementing innovative energy solutions. This new building will not only improve our service levels for customers across the Region of Peel, it will also help us along our journey to become Net-Zero by 2050.”
– James Macumber, Vice President, Supply Chain, Alectra Utilities

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