Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

January 17, 2017

GTHA Conservation Group Members Partner with Sonepar Canada – BlueWayA partnership between Sonepar Canada – BlueWay and local distribution companies (LDCs) that belong to the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) Conservation Group could help small businesses reduce their electricity costs.

The partnership involves the Save on Energy Business Lighting program, which provides a free onsite lighting assessment for eligible businesses and up to $2,000 in incentives for eligible energy-efficient lighting upgrades.

The GTHA Conservation Group is a collaboration of 13 electric and two natural gas LDCs that serve 2 million electric customers and 3.5 million natural gas customers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and beyond. It was established to help members pursue joint opportunities in energy conservation.

Through the group’s Small Business Lighting joint procurement initiative, Sonepar will deliver the Save on Energy Business Lighting program within the service areas of Enersource, Horizon Utilities, Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc., Oakville Hydro, PowerStream, Toronto Hydro, Veridian Connections Inc. and Whitby Hydro.

Sonepar Canada is the country’s largest privately held B-to-B electrical products distributor and supplier of safety and related services.


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Taylor GerrieOn a regular basis, our publications profile members of our industry through their responses to a Q&A. It’s a way of recognizing industry movers and shakers, and helping our readers get to know them better. 

Recently we launched an initiative with Electro-Federation Canada's Young Professionals Network to include profiles of up-and-coming leaders. We provided the list of questions below to Taylor Gerrie, Automation Account Specialist at Gerrie Electric Wholesale Ltd. in Burlington, Ontario. Here are Taylor’s responses.

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First and foremost, sitting down with Susan Uthayakumar feels more like sitting down and conversing with a friend than conducting an interview with the Canadian president of one of the world’s largest electrical manufacturers. Of course, she exudes the confidence and knowledge her position demands, but equally identifiable are an open and engaging nature.

In a recent sit-down, we learned a little about Susan’s history and what drives her to succeed.

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