Westario Power and Bruce Power partner to ‘energize’ Brockton communities

Three new Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are ready for public use in Brockton. The ChargePoint accessible charging stations were provided through Westario Power and Bruce Power Net Zero’s Lead the Charge EV Infrastructure in Local Communities initiative, in collaboration with the Municipality of Brockton.

(L-R) Brockton CAO Sonya Watson, Westario Power President & CEO Walter Malcolm, Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody, Brockton CFO & Acting Director of Community Services Trish Serratore and Bruce Power President & CEO Mike Rencheck

Representatives from Bruce Power and Westario Power joined officials from the Municipality of Brockton on August 29th to unveil a new Level 2 accessible electric vehicle (EV) charger at the Walkerton Community Centre, ready for public use. EV charging stations are also located at the Elmwood and Cargill Community Centres. The EV charging stations were made possible through Bruce Power and Westario Power’s Lead the Charge initiative.

“Westario Power believes in taking action and demonstrating leadership to support clean energy initiatives, such as through Lead the Charge,” said Walter Malcolm, President and CEO of Westario Power. “Through the collective leadership demonstrated by our partners in enhancing the EV infrastructure in rural Ontario, we are contributing to growth and community wellbeing.”

Lead the Charge is an important piece of Bruce Power’s overall commitment to achieving net zero on our site and in our surrounding communities,” said Mike Rencheck, President and CEO of Bruce Power. “We are proud to partner with Westario Power and our local municipalities to ensure the necessary infrastructure is available as our province and country move towards zero emission vehicles in the next decade.”

“It is great to see the chargers are ready for use at three significant locations across our municipality,” said Chris Peabody, Mayor of Brockton. “Lead the Charge has proven to be a worthwhile partnership that is helping our municipality, and our residents think about electric vehicles as a key solution and viable option moving into the future.”

The Westario Power and Bruce Power partnership offers hands-on support and funding to municipalities in Bruce, Grey, and Huron to increase the availability of EV chargers to address growing needs. An expanded regional network of EV charging stations will support residents and tourists alike who travel in the Clean Energy Frontier region.

About Bruce Power Net Zero: Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. is focused on unlocking the potential of other complementary technologies to nuclear including storage, renewables, hydrogen, and electrified transportation to achieve a Net Zero future. Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. also operates Huron Wind, a 9-Megawatt wind farm located in Tiverton. Huron Wind was the first commercial wind farm in Ontario. Bruce Power Net Zero Inc. is owned jointly by TC Energy and OMERS.

About Westario Power:  Westario Power is an electricity distribution company that is focused on providing superior value to their nearly 25,000 customers across the fifteen communities we proudly serve, driven by a vision of growth, community prosperity and excellence. Through our core values of passion, leadership, and commitment, Westario Power is powering people’s lives.

About the Municipality of Brockton:  Nestled in the rolling countryside of the Saugeen and Teeswater Rivers, the Municipality of Brockton has a vibrant, growing local economy with an urban energy, rural charm and state of the art innovation. Brockton, and the urban centre of Walkerton, features one-of-a-kind downtown shops, a strong agriculture business community and leadership in drinking water excellence.