4% 7% TORONTO HYDRO 2014 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 55 INTRODUCTION MATERIALITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OUR WORKFORCE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS G4-EN15 G4-EN16 G4-EN19 We measure our GHG emissions from four key sources: our vehicle fleet, our facilities, line losses and SF6 gas releases from equipment. In 2014, we generated a total of 83,740 tCO2e, which represents a 2% decrease over 2013. A closer look at our carbon footprint • Line losses account for 87% of our emissions • Fleet generated 4% of our emissions • Facilities generated 7% of GHGs (electricity and NG use) • SF6 fugitive emissions account for the remaining 2% Fleet Our 2014 fleet fuel consumption and associated emissions decreased by approximately 13% over 2013. This is likely attributable to: • Reduction of the number of vehicles in the fleet • Implementation of a new idle management system, Governor to Reduce Idle and Pollution (GRIP) • Establishment of portable and satellite work sites located near job sites which helped reduce the travelling distance of large vehicles to their first location by 17% Maximizing the efficiency of Toronto Hydro’s vehicle fleet In an effort to maximize the efficiency of our fleet, Toronto Hydro added 35 vehicles to our Pool Vehicle program, bringing the total number of shared vehicles in our fleet to 95 (approximately 15% of our total fleet). The vehicles in the shared pool consist of speciality vehicles required to complete very specific tasks. Through this program, crews can sign out vehicles on an as-needed basis and make better use of existing resources. The program has helped Toronto Hydro reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and has reduced the number of vehicles on the road. In 2014, Toronto Hydro decommissioned 26 vehicles from our fleet, which can partly be attributed to this program. GRIP idle management system The GRIP idle management system is designed to decrease the amount of time a vehicle spends idling by keeping all auxiliary functions of a vehicle in operation while the engine is turned off. In March 2014, Toronto Hydro equipped 20 vehicles with the GRIP system. In its first 10 months of implementation, the GRIP system reduced idling-related fuel consumption by 18,382 L, avoiding 49.6 tonnes of CO2e emissions and $26,290 of fuel costs. The GRIP system keeps the cab environ-ment comfortable for crews, and maintains operation of lighting bars, computer systems and safety features while the engine is off. 2% 87% Reducing the commute to jobsites with satellite work locations Satellite work sites reduce the time spent travelling between work centres and job sites and allow crews to check in and pick up materials closer to the job site. In addition to a reduction in travel time, benefits also include improved response times, better customer service, increased productivity, a reduction in motor vehicle incidents, improved public safety, reduced fuel usage/costs and associated GHGs. In 2014, we opened three satellite sites to accommodate staff from a facility we closed at Underwriters Road. This reduced the travelling distance of our fleet by approximately 10,000 km20 and resulted in an annual fuel savings of 3,200 L21 and a GHG reduction of 8.67 tCO220 Reduction in kilometres travelled was calculated using number of incidents, travel time and estimated vehicle speed. e22. 21 Fuel savings were calculated using an average fuel consumption of 0.32 L of diesel per kilometre travelled. 22 Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 — 2012 emission factors were used for this estimate.
Toronto Hydro 2014 CR Report_FINAL
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