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Question / Comment:

Residents would only save on about 26% of their bill. How would the proposed merger benefit residents?

Response:

Right. Distribution rates are about 26% of the bill, and that’s what local electricity utilities can control.

Distribution rates may not go down after a merger, but they’ll go up less than they would if Guelph Hydro continued operating alone. A Guelph Hydro-Alectra merger would help us minimize distribution rate increases by allowing us to share resources and use them more efficiently.

There are many different charges on your electricity bill, and they may change at different times. Your whole bill may go up in the years ahead because of inflation and changes on your bill.

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