Category Archives: Energy

Report shows the City is making headway on renewable energy goal

September 17, 2020

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City gets $100,000 from Government of Canada to add 20 public electric vehicle charging stations

June 18, 2020

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City upgrading to LED streetlights throughout Guelph starting early October

September 27, 2019

City upgrading to LED streetlights throughout Guelph starting early October. Continue reading City upgrading to LED streetlights throughout Guelph starting early October


City shares 100 per cent renewable energy progress report

September 20, 2019

The City of Guelph is making strides toward its goal to achieve 100 per cent of its energy needs through renewable sources by 2050. The goal and approach reflect the community’s and Council’s prioritization of climate change mitigation. Continue reading City shares 100 per cent renewable energy progress report


Council approves funding to support making Guelph a net zero carbon community

May 28, 2019

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Guelph Hydro-Alectra Utilities merger completed

January 2, 2019

The merger between Guelph Hydro and Alectra Utilities is complete. The company is now the largest municipally-owned electric utility in Canada. Continue reading Guelph Hydro-Alectra Utilities merger completed


Local innovation focus for international municipal exchange

October 11, 2018

Knowledge sharing of innovative solutions was the focus of international visits between the City of Guelph and City of Rijeka, Croatia in September and October. Continue reading Local innovation focus for international municipal exchange


Council unanimously accepts Our Energy Guelph’s community energy recommendations

May 29, 2018

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City wins Canadian Climate Leadership Award

March 15, 2018

GLOBE Series recognizes Guelph for being at the forefront of action on climate change. Continue reading City wins Canadian Climate Leadership Award


Guelph City Council Approves Guelph Hydro Merger with Alectra

December 14, 2017

After more than a year of industry research, financial analysis, and community engagement, Guelph City Council voted in favour of a merger between Guelph Hydro Electric Systems and Alectra Inc. Continue reading Guelph City Council Approves Guelph Hydro Merger with Alectra


City completes negotiations, shares details about Guelph Hydro-Alectra merger

December 1, 2017

A report that shares the details about the proposed merger between Guelph Hydro and Alectra is now available on the City’s website. Continue reading City completes negotiations, shares details about Guelph Hydro-Alectra merger


Improved energy commitments for Guelph residents

November 17, 2017

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Guelph Hydro begins merger talks with Alectra Inc.

October 18, 2017

The City of Guelph has announced it will begin merger negotiations between Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Alectra Inc. Continue reading Guelph Hydro begins merger talks with Alectra Inc.


City Council approves redistribution of Envida’s energy assets

June 28, 2017

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Guelph continues exploring possible hydro mergers

June 13, 2017

Guelph City Council voted to continue researching possible mergers between Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and other publicly-owned electricity utility companies. Continue reading Guelph continues exploring possible hydro mergers


City makes minor changes to one of its service areas as some projects wind down and others ramp up

March 14, 2017

The adjustments allow for the creation of a new position to focus on downtown renewal—namely, real estate transactions in the downtown core. Continue reading City makes minor changes to one of its service areas as some projects wind down and others ramp up


Council votes to explore options to merge Guelph Hydro with other publicly-owned utilities

February 16, 2017

Guelph City Council will not consider selling Guelph Hydro, but will explore potential mergers with publicly-owned utility companies Continue reading Council votes to explore options to merge Guelph Hydro with other publicly-owned utilities


Committee brings phase 1 recommendations on future of Guelph Hydro to Council as shareholder

February 2, 2017

Guelph’s Strategies and Options Committee is recommending City Council authorize a closer look at either selling or merging Guelph Hydro. Continue reading Committee brings phase 1 recommendations on future of Guelph Hydro to Council as shareholder


Background: Strategies and Options Committee

October 24, 2016

As of October 24, 2016, residents can visit the Energizing Tomorrow website (hydro.guelph.ca) to learn more about the process and to ask questions. Continue reading Background: Strategies and Options Committee


City of Guelph committee to explore options for its energy assets

October 24, 2016

City launches Energizing Tomorrow website to ensure community is informed and can participate in the process. Continue reading City of Guelph committee to explore options for its energy assets


Update on Guelph’s existing district energy system

July 18, 2016

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Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative Update gets green light

April 27, 2016

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New Chief Executive Officer Appointed for Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc.

March 8, 2016

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City Council restructures Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc.

March 8, 2016

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City of Guelph, Enmax Corporation and Windmill Developments Win QUEST 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards

October 30, 2015

Continue reading City of Guelph, Enmax Corporation and Windmill Developments Win QUEST 2015 Community Energy Builder Awards


The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recognizes Guelph’s energy program

February 13, 2014

The City of Guelph received two new awards for its effort to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading The Federation of Canadian Municipalities recognizes Guelph’s energy program