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Guelph Hydro-Alectra Utilities merger completed

Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. (Guelph Hydro) and Alectra Utilities Corporation (Alectra Utilities) completed the closing of an agreement Tuesday to merge their two electricity distribution utilities. The merged entity will retain the Alectra corporate name, but will be co-branded Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities in the former Guelph Hydro service territory of Guelph and…

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Brampton’s electrical infrastructure gets an upgrade

Alectra Utilities is continuing its efforts to re-vitalize underground cables in Brampton, announcing the completion of a modernization project totalling $2.2 million. Completed in November, the project runs along Mackay Street North between Bovaird Drive East and North Park Drive, and on Howden Boulevard between Dixie Road and Williams Parkway East. Older deteriorated cables were…

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Alectra Utilities investing $1,000,000 to enhance system reliability in Mississauga

Alectra Utilities is investing $1,000,000 to rebuild overhead infrastructure as part of the company’s continuous efforts to enhance system reliability in Mississauga. The three-phase project consists of rebuilding overhead poles along Derry Road between Winston Churchill Boulevard and Millcreek Drive. The investment is part of an infrastructure upgrade commitment undertaken by the utility that includes…

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Alectra reminds customers to keep accounts current during postal strike

Alectra Utilities is encouraging customers to sign up for ebilling and access account information online in order to keep their account current during the postal service disruption. Alectra Utilities is also reminding residents and businesses that they will still be required to pay their account balances on time and advises them not to make any…

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OEB Approves Guelph Hydro Merger with Alectra

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has approved the merger of Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. (Guelph Hydro) and Alectra Utilities Corporation. In its decision on a Mergers, Acquisitions, Amalgamations and Divestitures (MAADs) application submitted by the two Applicants on March 7, 2018, the OEB stated the following: The OEB has determined that the Applicants have…

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Keep your Alectra account current in the event of a postal service disruption

Alectra Utilities is encouraging customers to sign up for ebilling and access account information online in order to keep their account current in the event of a postal service disruption. In the event mail delivery is disrupted, Alectra Utilities is reminding residents and businesses that they will still be required to pay their account balances…

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Alectra Inc. to issue $300 million commercial paper program

Alectra Inc. established a commercial paper program (the Program). Under the Program, Alectra Inc. (the Company) may issue, from time to time, commercial paper notes (the Notes) up to a maximum amount of $300 million Canadian dollars. The proceeds from the issuance of any Notes will be used for general corporate purposes. Read the full…

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Alectra Utilities invests $8 million in modernizing Barrie’s electricity grid

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance overall electricity system reliability in Barrie, Alectra Utilities is investing $8 million to modernize the grid that currently provides service to approximately 55,000 homes and businesses in the municipality. The two-phase project, which runs along Livingstone Street, is replacing and upgrading pole capacity that connects the Livingstone Municipal…

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Scam Alert: Alectra Utilities warns customers of new scams

In response to increased activity in its service territory by fraudsters, Alectra Utilities is alerting customers of several new phone, text and letter scams. Phone Scam: The phone scheme involves a scammer claiming to be an Alectra Utilities technician demanding payment and threatening to remove the Smart Meter and install an analog meter. The fraudulent…

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Alectra advises customers that hot summer days may cause higher electricity bills

Alectra Utilities is advising home and business owners, especially those who use air conditioning, to anticipate higher than normal electricity bills following recent record-setting, sustained high temperatures and humidity. In most cases the increase in electricity bills can be attributed to the use of air conditioning, which can account for up to 50 per cent…

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