President and CEO of ERTH Corporation, Chris White, has been named to Canada’s Clean50 list for his activities in evolving the traditional utility business model by embracing distributed clean energy resources.
Delta Management Group announces Canada’s Clean50 awards annually. The Clean50 organization recognizes those 50 individuals or small teams who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years.
Delta Management chose White after rigorous screening and research, with advice from internal researchers and external advisors.
“White was among honorees selected from an initial pool of approximately 900 well qualified nominees,” explained Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group, which is sustainability and clean tech search firm, and the steward of the Clean50 awards.
“Delta’s criteria in determining Honourees is to carefully consider actual measurable accomplishments, demonstrated innovation, collaboration with other organizations, and the power of Chris’ contribution to inspire other Canadians to take similar action.”
White and ERTH were commended for work in the Traditional Energy category. Under White’s leadership since 2016 the electricity distributor and energy service provider embraced community solar and energy efficiency retrofitting.
One of the projects, ERTH Community Power, represents a partnership of nine municipalities in Ontario. It was created to develop solar facilities on municipal buildings.
In the first year of operation the seven solar projects generated 1,000 MWh while offsetting 20 million tonnes of CO2 and is expected to generate over $4 million for local stakeholders over the life of the project.
Under the leadership of White, ERTH has also had a Turnkey LED Streetlight Upgrade Program, completing retrofits for over 60 municipalities and saving over 15,330 MWh per year.
“The Clean50 honourees come from such a broad array of backgrounds, such that only a few individuals are able to be recognized within any given category,” added Pitchford.
“To receive a Clean50 award is truly indicative of both industry and personal leadership in the Traditional Energy category.”
The Clean50 are nominated in one of 16 categories and leaders in each of the categories are then made part of the distinguished Clean16.
Leaders in sustainability in Canada, the Clean16 proved a tough competition with a record number of great choices.
As the leader in the Traditional Energy Category, White was also named to Canada’s 2021 Clean16.
White is honoured to receive such a prestigious individual award but recognizes that the efforts are due to a committed group of employees, board members and communities.
“This acknowledgment recognizes the hard work and the commitment of the ERTH team and its stakeholders to clean energy and energy efficiency,” expressed Chris.
“The Clean50 and Clean16 awards let us know that ERTH is on the right path and it inspires us to continue embracing a sustainable future.”
For details on Canada’s 2021 Clean50, visit: https://clean50.com