As Woodstock Hydro Services Inc. (WHSI) entered its second decade, our customers and employees can take great pride in a variety of significant accomplishments achieved in 2011. WHSI was one of a handful of Ontario utilities in 2011 that met all smart meter regulatory deadlines. For example, we commenced billing residential and commercial customers at time of use (TOU) rates and successfully transitioned to the provincial meter data management repository (TOU) on time and within budget. Doing so sets us up for success in efficient service delivery in years to come, and will go a long way to contributing to the collective provincial energy conservation goals.
Speaking of conservation, I personally take great pride in WHSI's continued support of solar energy development in our City. In 2011 we connected two 500kW rooftop solar projects under the provincial government’s Feed in Tariff (FIT) program. And in February of 2011, WHSI was awarded a Silver Level recognition by the Industrial Health and Safety Association as part of their Zero Quest program. This award recognizes ongoing efforts to work safely, and I thank all of our employees for their efforts to that end.
And finally in July of 2011, WHSI welcomed Mayor Pat Sobeski to the Board of Directors. This appointment serves the community well as it provides a valuable communication link between WHSI and our shareholder, and I thank Mayor Sobeski for contributing his time.
John Krill, Chair
Woodstock Hydro Services Inc.