ATCO Electric Receives Award for Archaeological Stewardship
More than 140 historical sites identified during major transmission
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 --
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ATCO Electric has received the 2013 Richard G. Forbis award for its
Historical and Archaeological Resource Protection Plan implemented
during construction of the Hanna Region Transmission Development
project. The award was presented by the Archaeological Society of
Alberta - Calgary Centre at the society's annual general meeting.
The Richard G. Forbis award was created by the Archaeological Society
of Alberta - Calgary Centre to recognize an individual or
organization in southern Alberta that displays exceptional service to
public archaeology by making archaeology more visible in the media,
raising public awareness and providing ways for the public to
participate in archeological studies.
The 2013 award was presented to ATCO Electric in recognition of its
significant contributions toward raising awareness of historical
resource issues through public consultation and its efforts to
educate employees and the public about the importance of First Nation
and pioneer-era sites.
"With more than 85 years' experience working in Alberta, ATCO
Electric has deep roots in this province," said Sett Policicchio,
President, ATCO Electric Transmission. "We are committed to finding
environmentally-responsible and sustainable ways to do business. This
Historical and Archaeological Resource Protection Plan is one example
of our efforts in maintaining our commitment to protect Alberta's
ATCO Electric developed the plan with the goal of protecting
historical resources during construction on the Hanna Region
Transmission Development project, which will provide major
transmission reinforcement in southeast Alberta. The plan helps
employees identify and protect historical and archaeological
resources. As a result, more than 140 historical sites were
identified during construction, a marked increase from the five on
record at the onset of the project in 2010, and a significant
contribution to Alberta's registry of historical resources.
ATCO Electric provides safe, reliable delivery of elect
nearly 216,000 customers in 245 communities across Alberta and is
part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 9,400
employees and assets of approximately $14 billion, delivers service
excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading
companies engaged in structures & logistics (manufacturing, logistics
and noise abatement), utilities (pipelines, natural gas and
electricity transmission and distribution), energy (power generation,
natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction)
and technologies (business systems solutions). More information can
be found at www.atco.com.
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