Questions and Comments

Question / Comment:

Guelph Hydro should remain in community hands and not to be sold or merged. Guelph Hydro is the perfect size and would be put at risk if merged into a larger utility; it could then be sold and merged.

Response:

We are very proud of the service and value we get from Guelph Hydro, and we want to keep it that way in the years ahead. Mid-sized utilities across Ontario are looking for ways to address some big changes in the electricity industry:

  • building and maintaining infrastructure to accommodate small-scale distributed generation, and a shift toward electric vehicles (charging stations etc.)
  • changing the role of the utility as more people choose to generate their own power (reducing revenue for the utility)
  • offering modern services for people seeking smart-home technologies to manage their own energy use
  • contributing to long-term community planning, energy mapping, transportation planning, outage management systems etc

We’re doing our research now, to prepare for the future.

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Current Landscape

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