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Canadian Niagara Power Inc. is committed to keeping its customers informed about our current programs and services, any changes in our services that may affect them, and about our work in the community.

You will find our recent announcements and media releases listed below If you have any questions, please contact us.



Recent News & Media

CNP 2014 Fall & Winter Newsletter

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

To access CNP's 2014 Fall & Winter Newsletter please click here.

Canadian Niagara Power Inc. Announces Rebuild of the International Power Line

Saturday, November 8, 2014

For Release: Immediate, November 8, 2014

Contact: Kristine Carmichael, (905) 871-0330 x 3209,

Fort Erie ON – Canadian Niagara Power Inc. ("CNPI") is pleased to announce the successful demolition and removal of the International Power Line ("IPL") this morning which spanned the Niagara River from its Queen Street Tower in Fort Erie to the Buffalo High Tower in New York.

The IPL removal consisted of an implosion cutting technique to cut all six lines. The project was carried out by CNPI’s contractor, O’Connell Electric, with the cooperation of National Grid in New York. Approximately 40 agencies on both sides of the border were involved in this project.

CNPI looks forward to the next phase of this project which will be the dismantling of the 100 year old towers on each side of the river and the rebuild of the new IPL scheduled for the fall of 2015. CNPI considers this international transmission corridor to be of great strategic value as it interconnects the Ontario CNPI transmission system with the National Grid transmission system in New York.

CNPI wishes to thank all those involved in the planning and execution of this project.

For more information on this project please visit CNPI’s website at and Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @CNPpower #IPLproject.



Saturday, November 8, 2014


Road Closures Associated with the Rebuild of the International Power Line

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fort Erie, ON – Portions of the Niagara Parkway in Fort Erie, Ontario, Interstate 190 in Buffalo, NY, the Niagara River and local streets in the two cities will be temporarily closed on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

For complete details on these closures click here.


Rebuild of the International Power Line

Monday, October 20, 2014

To view CNPI's media release click here.



“A Lot on the Line” is Now Online

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This site provides an overview of the electricity distribution sector, and highlights various initiatives and achievements on the part of the Electrical Distribution Associations’ (EDA) utility members in a number of key areas. The website was created as part of a province wide campaign to raise public awareness of and confidence in the distribution sector.  The campaign will also include advertising in print, radio and digital media around the province, running primarily over a four-week period beginning on September 22. All of the ads will include an invitation to visit the campaign web site, where people will also have the opportunity to provide their own stories relating to the importance of electricity in their lives. 
To access the website click here


Friday, May 30, 2014

FORT ERIE, ONTARIO (May 28, 2014) – Canadian Niagara Power Inc. ("CNPI") has expanded its high voltage Transmission Station located on Gilmore Road, in Fort Erie. The successful installation of a new 63 MVA power transformer doubles the capacity of the station and increases the overall system redundancy for the Town of Fort Erie. To read the full story click here.


Making Connections-Spring/Summer 2014 Newsletter

Friday, May 30, 2014

To view Making Connections-Spring/Summer Newsletter click here.