FortisOntario Inc.
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FortisOntario
Officers of FortisOntario (l-r): Jie Han, VP, Operations; Tim Lavoie, VP, Corporate Services and Indigenous Relations; Scott Hawkes, President and CEO; Glen King, VP, Finance and CFO.
FortisOntario Inc. is an electric utility which owns and operates Canadian Niagara Power Inc., Cornwall Street Railway Light & Power Company Ltd., and Algoma Power Inc., serving approximately a combined 65,000 customers located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the Algoma District of northern Ontario. The Company also owns regulated transmission assets in the Niagara and Cornwall regions, including an international interconnection between New York State and Fort Erie, Ontario.  It has approximately 3,400 km of distribution and transmission lines and had a combined peak demand of 249 MW in 2016.  FortisOntario owns a 10 per cent strategic interest in Westario Power Inc., Rideau St. Lawrence, and Grimsby Power Inc., three regional electric distribution companies serving approximately 40,000 customers.  Canadian Niagara Power and Algoma Power purchase their electricity from the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator, while Hydro Québec primarily supplies Cornwall Electric. FortisOntario is the only investor-owned electricity distribution utility in the Province of Ontario.