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What does International Women’s Day (IWD) mean to you?

March 6, 2019

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) at Alectra, two women from the Diversity & Inclusion committee, Indy Butany-DeSouza and Alona Andronikova are opening up on what IWD means to them, and how we can continue to support the #BalanceforBetter initiative.   What does International Women’s Day (IWD) mean to you and Alectra? Indy: International…

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Alectra Utilities advises customers to be prepared for potential outages in wake of extreme winds

February 24, 2019

Alectra Utilities advises customers to be prepared for potential outages in wake of extreme winds Mississauga – A special weather statement has been issued for Alectra Utilities’ service territory. Strong southwesterly wind gusts could reach 110 km/h Sunday afternoon into early evening. These potentially strong gusts could cause damage to powerlines. Areas with trees located…

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Technology-driven disruption in the energy space: how Distributed Energy Resources are driving change

February 13, 2019

Much like in other market segments, technology and changing customer preferences are driving a revolution in the utility sector. Alectra has quickly emerged as an industry leader by embracing these rapid changes and sector disruption, and integrating them into the core of our business. As consumers continue to leverage the positive and transformative effects of…

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Be prepared for unpredictable weather this winter

February 5, 2019

While some days can be delightfully mild, others can be unforgivingly harsh: from high winds to deep freezes, blizzards to ice storms, it can be difficult to predict what Mother Nature has in store from one day to the next. Bad weather can lead to a number of challenges that can pose safety risks, including…

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Let’s talk about mental health

January 30, 2019

At Alectra, we are proud to join millions of Canadians nation-wide by participating in Bell Let’s Talk. The goal is to end the stigma and to explore ways to improve our mental health. Mental health issues affect people of all ages and takes on many forms including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, to name a few.…

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Guelph Hydro-Alectra Utilities merger completed

January 2, 2019

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

December 6, 2018

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

October 31, 2018

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

October 29, 2018

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

October 19, 2018

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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