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September 22, 2015 12:47 ET

PowerStream CEO Named to 2016 'Canada's Clean50' List

Brian Bentz Earns Recognition for Advancing the Cause of Sustainability

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 22, 2015) - Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream, has been named one of 'Canada's Clean50' champions for 2016, in recognition of his leadership in advancing the cause of sustainability in Canada over the past two years.

In an announcement made by the Delta Management Group on Tuesday, the organization acknowledged the outstanding performance, leadership and commitment both he and PowerStream demonstrated in the area of environmentally-responsible energy. Bentz's leadership on environmental matters also earned him the designation 'Clean16' honouree as the top Clean50 contributor in the 'Traditional Power Generation' category.

Bentz's selection as a Clean50 champion and Clean16 honouree was the result of PowerStream being known as a Canadian industry leader in the development, installation and maintenance of nearly 100 rooftop solar generation facilities; for advancing the use of smart grid and micro grid technologies while being able to reduce energy consumption within the utility's service territory through the delivery of conservation and demand management programs to customers.

PowerStream's success in developing several employee environmental programs including specialty recycling and waste diversion, carpooling, vanpooling and participation in annual Smart Commute events such as Bike to Work Day, were also cited as reasons for Bentz being named to the two lists.

QUOTES

  • "Brian's inclusion in this prestigious Canadian list of environmental champions is a manifestation of his character and integrity as an enlightened corporate leader," said Maurizio Bevilacqua, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of the City of Vaughan. "He leads by example and his actions are perfectly aligned with his commitment to sustainability and conservation."
  • "Brian Bentz was chosen after rigorous screening and research by Delta Management, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors, and was among honourees selected from an initial pool of over 550 well qualified nominees," explained Gavin Pitchford, Chief Talent Officer, Delta Management Group.

BACKGROUND

  • Canada's Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability in Canada over the past two years.
  • In March 2015, Bentz was named 'Solar Industry Leader" at the Canadian Solar Industries Association's annual Game Changer Awards.

ABOUT POWERSTREAM

PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and related services to more than 375,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.

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