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Peterborough Utilities Inc.

Founded in 1914, the Peterborough Utilities Commission (PUC) operated in Peterborough for more than 85 years as a not-for-profit organization providing safe and reliable supplies of electricity and water to the city.

Restructured in 2000, the PUC became part of the Peterborough Utilities Group (PUG) and continues to operate as a not-for-profit organization providing safe and reliable water to the city. At the same time, a number of new companies were established within Peterborough Utilities Group:

  • Peterborough Distribution Inc. to provide safe and reliable electricity to the city;
  • Peterborough Utilities Services Inc. to provide services to support the operations of all of the PUG entities; and
  • Peterborough Utilities Inc. to manage electrical generation and retail services.

Today, Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI) owns and operates several renewable electrical generation facilities, provides Meter Service Provider (MSP) and Meter Data Management Agency (MDMA) services and manages Rental Services including water heater rentals and sentinel lighting rentals.

PUI has grown its renewable generation business to become one of the leading municipally owned generators in the province.  In conjunction with this growth, PUI has established a number of wholly owned subsidiary companies to own these generation assets.

Large Renewable Procurement Projects

The Government of Ontario recently made the decision to wind down 758 renewable energy contracts that were in the pre-construction stage of development.  This includes 13 renewable energy contracts where Peterborough Utilities Inc. had an economic interest and were managing the development of the projects.  The 13 projects include:
1. Two waterpower projects, one located in the town of Buckhorn and the other in the township of Selwyn, with a total capacity of 5.5 MW.  These projects were being developed in partnership with the Curve Lake First Nation.
2.  Eleven solar projects, each 500 kW in capacity, located on private properties northeast of Peterborough (i.e. Apsley, Bancroft, Haliburton).  These projects were being developed in partnership with the City of Peterborough.

This decision does not impact the ongoing construction of fifteen 500 kW ground mount solar projects that have been issued Notice to Proceed by the IESO. These projects are scheduled to enter into commercial operation between September 2018 and January 2019.

For more information on the cancellation of energy contracts, see the Ontario Government's News Release.


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