Novinium Group with FortisAlberta Inc. – from left or right: Dan Thayer - Manager, Health and Safety; Ken Lee - Senior Maintenance Planner; Denis Andre - Supervisor Environment; Dean Stone - Regional Sales Manager - Novinium; Chris Sams - VP Sales & Marketing - Novinium; Dennis McDougall - Regional Operations Manager - Novinium; Curtis Eck - VP of Engineering (holding trophy); Ian Anderson - Asset Management; Many Albert – Director Environmental and Safety; and Scott Williams - Manager, Asset Management.
Novinium, provider of electrical cable rejuvenation for power utilities, presented an Environmental Stewardship award to FortisAlberta Inc., at their offices in Calgary, 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. FortisAlberta is receiving this award based on the number of feet of electrical cable they rejuvenated in 2016 and the resulting CO2 mitigation. Rejuvenating existing electrical cable allows cable to be recycled in place, eliminating the waste created by otherwise abandoning and replacing failing electrical cable. In 2016, FortisAlberta rejuvenated more than 345,000 feet of underground power cables mitigating 19,615 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 www.novinium.com.