Alectra Utilities merges with Guelph Hydro Electric Systems, creating largest municipally-owned electric utility in Canada

01 January 2019

On Jan. 1, 2019, Alectra Utilities Corporation and Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. completed the merger of their two electricity distribution utilities.

Alectra  is now the largest municipally-owned electric utility in Canada  by customer base, serving more than one million homes and businesses in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe area.

Gowling WLG advised Alectra Utilities Corporation and Alectra Inc. with respect to this transaction with a team that included Robert Hull, Cara Stoller and Sachin Seth (energy, corporate/M&A) and Paul Carenza (tax).

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