Algoma Power Inc. has employees working across the Algoma District from Wawa to Thessalon including supervisory, clerical and technical positions, representing a wide-range of skills and a constant commitment to meet our customers' needs and creating, 'powerful connections.' As a customer, you likely know some of these people directly through services they've provided to your residence, cottage or business or through their involvement in the various communities we service.
API is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FortisOntario Inc. API has 12,000 customers in the Algoma District of northern Ontario, more than 1,800 kilometers of distribution lines in an area that covers over 14,000 square kilometers. FortisOntario, headquartered in Fort Erie, has operations in electricity distribution and transmission, and serves approximately 65,000 customers primarily located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the Algoma district of Ontario and meets a peak demand of over 275 MW. FortisOntario is 100% owned by Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland and is the only investor-owner electricity distribution utility in the Province of Ontario. Visit the corporate website for more information on FortisOntario.
Algoma Power recognizes its part in a long and proud history of electricity distribution and service to customers in the Algoma District that started over 100 years ago. Our service and systems have evolved over the years and Ontario's electricity market continues to change. In 2002, the opening of the electricity market (Deregulation) has brought a magnitude of changes. We value our customer relationships, and are continuing our history of working hard to meet your needs. This website is part of that and is one more way we'll provide you with the most current information on our services and updates on Ontario's changing electricity market, conservation initiatives and new regulations.
On October 8, 2009, FortisOntario Inc., a wholly- owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc., purchased Great Lakes Power Distribution Inc. ("GLPD"). Effective, on October 9, 2009, GLPD changed its name to Algoma Power Inc. Our distribution business will operate under the name Algoma Power Inc. It is with pleasure we note that our new owner has similar roots in the early history of distributing electricity in Ontario and holds the same strong core values that we have built our business on.
No matter who you choose to supply the actual "commodity" (generated electricity), as your local distributor Algoma Power Inc. is in business to oversee the local power "delivery" system that delivers electricity to your home/ business. Algoma Power Inc. is not a Retailer.
Algoma Power Inc. is still responsible in our service area for:
- Building and maintaining the local electric distribution system
- Responding to outage calls 24/7
- Installing electricity meters
- Reading meters
- Producing bills and accepting bill payments
- Handling customer inquiries about the electricity industry.
Algoma Power Inc. will remain your electricity provider if you do not sign on with an electricity retailer. On your behalf, electricity is purchased from the Spot Market and then passed on to you at cost. As such, there is no financial impact on Algoma Power Inc. whether you stay with us or switch to a retailer.
As the marketplace continues to evolve, we will also evolve to continue to supply a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible service to our many customers.
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