Welcome to the official website of St. Catharines Hydro Inc.
St. Catharines Hydro Inc. is proud of its more than 100 years of service to residents of the City of St. Catharines. St. Catharines Hydro Inc., wholly owned by the City of St. Catharines, is the Holding Company for subsidiary St. Catharines Hydro Generation Inc. and a shareholder in Horizon Utilities Corporation, the third largest electricity distribution company in Ontario, serving customers in the City of St. Catharines and the City of Hamilton.
To deal with Ontario Hydro's massive debt, the provincial government passed Bill 35, The Energy Competition Act, on October 30th, 1998 to restructure Ontario's electricity industry. The Act confirmed that municipalities are the legal owners of the Municipal Electrical Utilities operating within their boundaries and that they would be shareholders of newly created corporations. The City of St. Catharines passed a By-Law transferring all of the assets and employees from the former St. Catharines Hydro-Electric Commission to St.Catharines Hydro Incorporated, created by the City of St. Catharines effective August 1, 2000. On March 1st, 2005, St. Catharines Hydro Utility Services merged with Hamilton Hydro to form Horizon Utilities Corporation.
Horizon Utilities Corporation - Board of Directors
Horizon Utilities Corporation was created by the merger of two leading electricity distribution companies, St. Catharines Hydro Utility Services and Hamilton Hydro and is owned proportionately by St. Catharines Hydro and Hamilton Utilities Corporation. Horizon delivers electricity, maintains hydro poles and wires to homes and businesses, provides emergency service and ensures the system continues to meet the needs of its local communities. Itís the third largest electricity distribution company (LDC) in Ontario with more than 228,000 residential and business customers in the Cities of St.Catharines and Hamilton.
St. Catharines Hydro Generation is a company that generates electrical power under license by the Ontario Energy Board. It currently operates the Heywood Station at Port Dalhousie.