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Oncor receives Novinium Environmental Stewardship Award for second consecutive year

Novinium, provider of electrical cable rejuvenation for power utilities, presented an Environmental Stewardship Award to Oncor Electric Delivery, at their headquarters in Dallas, Texas.  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. 

Based on the number of meters of electrical cable rejuvenated in 2017 and the resulting CO2 mitigation, Oncor is only one of ten in North America being presented this award. Rejuvenating existing electrical cable allows it to be recycled in place, eliminating the waste created by otherwise abandoning and replacing failing electrical cable. 

“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,” said 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.”

In 2017, Oncor rejuvenated more than 993,000 feet of underground power cables mitigating 10,061 metric tons of CO2 that would have otherwise been released into the environment. This is more than 94,000 feet. In 2016, Oncor rejuvenated more than 899,000 feet of underground power cables mitigating 8,430 metric tons of CO2.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Novinium for our efforts in environmental sustainability,” said Ray Averitt, Senior Director of Environmental Services. “Oncor has a long history of acting sustainably and finding innovative ways to protect our environment, and we are grateful to have their support as we continue these efforts.”

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