A merger between like-minded electric utilities has proven to bring positive outcomes for customers, employees and shareholders. Learn more about this opportunity that is being explored.
Exploring a Merger Opportunity
Brantford Power and Energy+ may join together as one to energize our future. Learn More.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions submitted by utility customers and community stakeholders relating to a potential merger. We update these on a regular basis.
The merger exploration is a rigorous financial and due diligence process that is conducted by municipal shareholders over several months, together with their legal and financial advisors.
About Brantford Power
Brantford Power operates and maintains an electricity distribution system serving more than 41,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers within the City of Brantford. The local utility has been committed to delivering safe and reliable electricity to customers since 1935. Brantford Power is focused on making continuous improvements and responsible investments across all aspects of its business, including employee and community safety, operational efficiency and reliability, asset management and innovation, and responsive customer service. They collaborate with industry partners to help reduce operating, maintenance and administration costs, and improve customer service. Brantford Power is a member of the Utilities Standards Forum and the GridSmartCity Cooperative. Brantford Power believes in giving back to the community and is proud of its long-standing partnerships with local organizations, with a focus on supporting health, safety, and access to daily necessities.
Energy+ Inc. delivers safe and reliable electricity to more than 68,000 customers in Cambridge, North Dumfries, Brant County and areas around Brantford. The electricity is delivered through the local distribution of grid poles, wires and underground systems to meet the needs of their communities. The company provides water/wastewater billing and collection services to customers in the County of Brant on behalf of the County of Brant. Governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by municipal shareholders, the City of Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries, the utility’s mission is to deliver ideas, solutions and value-added services that benefit their customers, stakeholders and communities. Energy+ has an A/stable financial rating from Standard and Poor’s, received a 2020 Business of the Year Award and a Spirit of Cambridge Award from the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, a Customer Service Excellence Award from the Electrical Distributor’s Association and is named a Top Employer in Waterloo Area in 2020 and 2021.
November 24. 2021: Brantford Power Inc. and Energy+ Inc have applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to amalgamate and continue operations as a single new local distribution company. View the Application and Notice of Public Hearing.
August 30, 2021: Cambridge, Brantford, North Dumfries Councils Approve Energy Merger