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Leduc Region Caring Companies Launches Own Website
AltaGas Utilities’ is a proud sponsor and member of the Leduc Region Caring Companies (LRCC). In 2014, seven regional mayors participated in an agreement to support and encourage United Way in the Leduc region. Regional business leaders took note, banded together, and the Leduc Region Caring Companies emerged. To learn more about the Leduc Region Caring Companies, check out the following website:
Western Energy Magazine Features AltaGas Utilities in Article
The Winter 2017/2018 publication of Western Energy Magazine features an article discussing AltaGas Utilities’ Aerial Automated Meter Reading (AMR) Program. In an effort to improve the number and accuracy of our meter readings, and to reduce a higher-than average incidence of meter-reader injuries, we switched to aerial meter reading. This remote-capture technology allows our employees to collect meter data in the general vicinity of our gas meters, without having to enter private property. This effort, combined with new technology developed to collect the data by plane has resulted in a 99% meter reading collection rate, eliminated injuries due to meter readings, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – substituting 38 vehicles with one aircraft reduced annual GHG emissions due to meter reading by 80 percent (over 400 tonnes CO2 equivalent); and reduced meter reading costs overall. Click HERE for a full copy of the article.
AltaGas Utilities Inc. Host Most Successful United Way Campaign to Date!
2016 marked the 50th year AltaGas Utilities Inc., or its predecessors, supported United Way. We support United Way through the generosity of our employees, who donate their money and time in an effort to eliminate poverty. We would not be successful without their involvement, enthusiasm, and imagination, and we are extremely proud to be part of such a tremendous team. When we support United Way, we do so knowing the money raised is helping people we don’t know, knowing our donations will help a child complete school, or a woman find shelter from abuse. United Way’s vision aligns with our Company values. This year AltaGas Utilities' Employees donated $59,221 to United Way, surpassing the half a million dollars lifetime contributions mark! Click HERE for a full copy of our 2017 Impact Report.
AUI Employees Accept Community Award on Behalf of LRCC
On November 9, 2017, Greg Johnston, AUI President, accepted the 2017 National Philanthropy Day’s Community Outreach award on behalf of the Leduc Region Caring Companies (“LRCC”). This award recognizes people, companies and groups who have en-gaged in acts of charity, and have given their time, talent and resources to improve the lives of those living in communities out-side of Edmonton. The LRCC was nominated for this award by the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.
The LRCC is focused on engaging, connecting and inspiring other local businesses to help create pathways out of poverty. Since its inception in 2014, the LRCC has raised awareness on and improved access to support services available to those facing social issues in the Leduc region.
AUI is proud of its employees’ efforts to support the communities in which we live and work in. Greg Johnston is Co-Chair of the LRCC committee and Mark Lowther (VP, Corporate Services) and Lina Bissani-Armstrong (Manager, Human Resources) are also involved in the LRCC. Additionally, Katie Oliver (AUI’s Supervisor, Regulatory Research and Communications), sits on a sub-committee of the LRCC. Together, we can make a difference!
AltaGas Utilities Communication Campaign
If you are driving around Alberta, you may notice something a little different. We have unveiled our new communications campaign informing customers of local construction activities. The campaign has been designed to create community awareness of AUI activities in the area and will be promoted in combination with social media notices of construction undertakings. According to the J.D. Power 2016 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study, proactive communications with customers is an important driver for customer satisfaction. Frequent communication goes a long way when it comes to business customer satisfaction
The signs were created featuring an AUI Technician in the regions or towns where construction activities are occurring. Every year, new signs will be made based on the construction location and left behind for districts to use when completing work.
Russell Wintersgill, AUI VP Operations & Engineering indicates: “We are excited to be proactive in letting our customers know we are reinvesting in their communities by improving the systems and ensuring we continue to deliver warm energy.”
AltaGas Utilities Volunteers at the LRCC Ball Hockey Tournament
On Friday, May 26, 2017, the Leduc Caring Companies Committee, in conjunction with United Way, sponsored a ball hockey tournament at the Edmonton International Airport. Our President, Greg Johnston, is co-chair of the Leduc Region Caring Companies Committee and we were proud to have helped organize this great event, provide a BBQ for the players and volunteers and initially field two teams (the two teams eventually volunteered to split into three teams, in order to help rescue the schedule when two other registered teams failed to show up).
Money was raised for local United Way funded charities and a lot of fun was had by all. Thank you to all who participated and volunteered their time to help make this event such a great success! Together, we can make a difference!
CGA Recognizes AUI and Heritage Gas at Annual SAFE Awards
On April 3, 2017, at the 2017 Operations, Engineering and Integrity Conference, the Canadian Gas Association (CGA) recognized the recipients of the 2017 Safety Award(s) for Excellence (SAFE), which honour significant examples of dedication to safety manage-ment. Through engagement in the awards program, member utilities have an opportunity to gain recognition at the corporate and individual level for their work, and through that recognition to in-spire a culture of continuous improvement in safety for employees, contractors, customers and the public at large. Congratulations! We are proud to announce the following:
The Public Safety Award was awarded to our very own, Jeff Walter, Supervisor, Quality Assurance & Damage Prevention, for his active involvement in spreading the word in his community about damage prevention and the importance of safe digging.
We also received the Corporate Safety Award for Vehicular Safety, for our role in reducing vehicle damages last year.
AltaGas Utilities Participates In Pink Shirt Day
On February 22, 2017, AUI employees (pictured above) were proud to participate in Pink Shirt Day to help raise awareness around anti-bullying initiatives. This year’s theme, “Make Nice”, was a great reminder to always practice kindness. Together, we can make a difference! For more information, please visit: http://pinkshirtday.ca/
AltaGas Utilities Introduces eBill
AltaGas Utilities Inc. is excited to offer paperless billing. When you sign up for eBill, you will be able to view your natural gas utility bill(s) online. Your eBill will look exactly the same as your current statement!
Signing up for eBill is easy! Please click HERE to begin the sign-up process and have your Account Number and Customer Name ready. If every AUI customer opted for paperless billing, we could save almost 1,000,000 sheets of paper!! That would form a stack almost as high as a 28-storey building!!
AltaGas Utilities Received the 2016 Leduc Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Giving Award
We are humbled to have received the 2016 Leduc Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Giving Award. Our employees give freely of their time, talents, and dollars to contribute to the communities we serve and live in.
AltaGas Utilities Volunteers at the Beaumont Community Center
A team of our volunteers, who live in the Town of Beaumont, planted 88 trees and shrubs around the new Beaumont Centre Communautaire Beaumont Community Centre (CCBCC). We are a proud sponsor the new community center and wish them success and many years of happy memories.
AltaGas Utilities Inc. Volunteers at the 2016 Alberta Summer Games
This summer we helped make the 2016 Alberta Summer Games in Leduc the “Best Ever”. The Alberta Summer Games provide many benefits to both the host community and to thousands of Albertans who participate at local, zone, and provincial levels. They provide an opportunity to celebrate young athletes and provide them with a venue to compete and reach their athletic potential. Employees participated in multiple ways - from chairing organizational committees, to helping with registrations and serving lunches. As a major sponsor, we also delivered financial support in the amount of $32,000.