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FortisTCI Wins CARILEC's "Best Performance in Safety" Award

FortisTCI Wins CARILEC's "Best Performance in Safety" Award 11Dec 2014

CARILEC's annual Benchmark Study Best Performances Award is designed to assess and compare regional performance among its member utilities and determine the best performers in the chosen performance indicator categories. Included in the criteria for the “Best Performance in Safety” Award is the determination of the utility’s incident rate, which is an indicator of occupational safety. It measures the number of incidents per 100 employees. FortisTCI, which currently employs more than 150 employees, remarkably recorded zero industrial accidents in 2013, resulting in zero lost employee working hours for that period.

President & CEO of FortisTCI, Eddinton Powell said of the achievement, “Safety is the number one priority for FortisTCI. It is important that we make sure that all safety protocols and procedures are adhered to daily. We want all of our employees to go home to their families every evening or at their end of their shifts healthy and safe.” Mr. Powell also lauded the FortisTCI team for going the extra mile to foster a safe working environment. “This Award is not just a win for the Company, but for each employee who works here.”

Approximately 18 utility companies from across the Caribbean region competed in the CARILEC’s 2013 Benchmark Study Best Performances Awards programme. Awards were also presented in other categories, including “Best Performing Utility”, “Best Performance in Generation Services”, “Best Performance in Transmission & Distribution Services” and “Best Performance in Commercialization Services”.

The official Awards Ceremony took place at CARILEC’s 2014 Engineering Conference in July.


Notes to Editors:

1) FortisTCI Limited (FTCI) became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. located in Newfoundland, Canada in August 2006. Turks and Caicos Utility Limited (TCU), which is the sole provider of electricity on the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, was acquired by FTCI in August 2012. FTCI is the sole provider of electricity in Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos and adjacent Cays, and South Caicos. Together the two companies serve approximately 13,000 electricity customers in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Utilities have an aggregate diesel-fired generating capacity of approximately 75 megawatts. Additional information on FortisTCI can be accessed at www.fortistci.com.

2) ) Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada, with total assets approaching $25 billion and fiscal 2013 revenue exceeding $4 billion. Its regulated utilities account for approximately 93% of total assets and serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. Fortis owns non-regulated hydroelectric generation assets in Canada, Belize and Upstate New York. The Corporation's non-utility investment is comprised of hotels and commercial real estate in Canada. For more information, visit www.fortisinc.com or www.sedar.com.


Allan Robinson
VP, Customer & Corporate Services
FortisTCI Ltd
Tel: 649-946-4313 Ext. 2507
Email: arobinson@fortistci.com