Based on what we’ve seen in other communities, a merger could reduce duplication, improve efficiency, enhance electricity services, and help manage costs and reduce rates for customers.
Larger utilities offer services some smaller utilities may not like advanced energy mapping, outage management systems, smart-grid, smart-home and smart-city initiatives, electric vehicle charging stations, longer customer service hours, e-billing options etc.
Visit the News and resources page to learn more about past utility mergers
City Council is not considering buying other utilities or selling Guelph Hydro. Guelph is exploring how potential mergers with one or more companies would compare to maintaining full ownership of Guelph Hydro.