Novinium, provider of electrical cable rejuvenation for power utilities, presented an Environmental Stewardship award to Oncor for their efforts in finding innovative ways to deliver electricity to millions of customers while also minimizing the impact on the environment.
Novinium established an Environmental Stewardship Award to honor the environmental commitment of electrical utilities that choose rejuvenation of their electrical cables when upgrading their underground power networks.
Oncor is receiving the award based on the number of feet of electrical cable they rejuvenated and the resulting CO2 mitigation. Rejuvenating existing electrical cable allows the cable to be recycled in place, eliminating waste created by otherwise abandoning and replacing the wires. In 2016, Oncor rejuvenated more than 700,000 ft of underground power cables mitigating 49,472 metric tons of CO2 that would have otherwise been released into the environment.
“Our mission at Novinium is to help the electrical industry rehabilitate its 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,” says 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.”
Oncor is one of 10 utilities across the United States and Canada that were presented with the award in 2017 based on the number of feet of electrical cable injected in 2016.
“We are honored to be recognized by Novinium for our efforts in environmental sustainability,” said Ray Averitt, Senior Director of Risk Management. “Oncor has a long history of acting sustainably and finding innovative ways to protect our environment and we are grateful to have Novinium’s support to continue these efforts.”
To learn more about the specific injection projects at each of the winning utilities, visit novinium.com.