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Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017

Last night, City Council directed Guelph’s Strategies and Options Committee to explore the marketplace and learn how maintaining full ownership of Guelph Hydro compares with opportunities to merge with other publicly-owned utility companies. Council decided not to explore options to sell Guelph’s local electricity utility company. The committee will conduct further research to establish the market value of the City-owned asset, and determine if a merger could help Guelph’s loc...

Posted Friday, February 03, 2017

City of Guelph Media Release The Strategies and Options Committee (SOC)–the Council-appointed committee struck to evaluate opportunities and propose a course of action for the future of Guelph Hydro–is recommending City Council authorize a closer look at either selling or merging the electricity distribution company within the parameters of established decision-making criteria. The recommendation comes in a report of the SOC to Guelph City Council as sole shareholder of Guelph Hydr...

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Drones and quadcopters are one of the hot Christmas items this year, and your local electric utilities remind new drone and quadcopter operators – children and adults alike – of the dangers associated with flying these machines near overhead power lines or other electrical equipment. Excited children or adults may rush outside to try out their new drone on Christmas morning without looking up and around for overhead powerlines that could pose a serious hazard. It is important for ch...

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., Energy + Inc., Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc. and Waterloo North Hydro Inc. want to help ensure customers have a cheerful – and safe – holiday season. Holiday lights and decorations make our homes merry and bright during the festive season, but care should be taken to ensure the season is a safe one. Your local electric utility has tips to ensure you stay safe this holiday season. Tips for decorating safely indoors Overloaded electrical outlets are...

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2016

City launches Energizing Tomorrow website (hydro.guelph.ca) to ensure community is informed and can participate in the process Guelph, Ont., October 24, 2016 – This evening, Guelph City Council discussed the work of the Strategies and Options Committee as it begins to explore opportunities for the future direction of the City’s energy assets including Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. (Guelph Hydro). The Committee is mandated to evaluate opportunities and propose a course of actio...

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