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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

Port Colborne Rate Application

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (“CNPI”) has applied to the Ontario Energy Board (the “Board”) for permission to decrease its delivery charges beginning May 1, 2012. CNPI operates in three service areas: Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Gananoque (Eastern Ontario Power). This application pertains to the Port Colborne service area only.

 

Port Colborne - Notice of Application For Sale of Assets

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Port Colborne Hydro Inc. (“Port Colborne” or the “applicant”), a licensed electricity distributor filed an application with the Ontario Energy Board on October 19, 2011, under section 86(1)(a) of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 15 (Schedule B) (the “Act”). In the application, Port Colborne seeks leave of the Board to sell its existing distribution system in its entirety to Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (“CNPI”).

 

Fort Erie and Gananoque/Eastern Ontario Power Rate Application

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (“CNPI”) has applied to the Ontario Energy Board (the “Board”) for permission to change its delivery charges beginning May 1, 2012. CNPI operates in three service areas: Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Gananoque (Eastern Ontario Power).

 

Important Notice for Canadian Niagara Power Customers

Friday, December 2, 2011

As Canadian Niagara Power prepares residential and small general service customers to transition to Time-of-Use billing, it is necessary to make changes to bill periods and invoice dates. You will notice that your electrical invoice may arrive earlier in December than expected and that you are now billed for a calendar month. This will become your regular schedule.

More information about how this applies to you in Adobe PDF Format.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO LANDLORDS & PROPERTY MANAGERS

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Effective September 1, 2011, CNP will disconnect electrical service to rental properties upon move out of a tenant, if a new occupant account has not been established.  This disconnection will be processed automatically if we do not have your signed “Landlord Consent for Service Connection” form on file.
 
Landlord’s/Property Manager’s wishing to avoid disconnection of electrical service to rental properties need to contact our office to arrange transfer of the electricity service account into their names at or before change of occupancy.
 
Please note that disconnected services may require an Electrical Safety Authority inspection at the expense of the Landlord/Property Manager.  A reconnection fee will apply once service is restored.  Canadian Niagara Power Inc. assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage to property resulting from the disconnection of electrical service.
 

Time-of-Use Updates

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Time-of-Use rates will be implemented in your area by early 2012. In preparation, Canadian Niagara Power is currently switching all customers over to calendar billing. What does this mean and how will it affect you?

  • With calendar billing, your bill will include your consumption from the first day of the month to the last day of the month
  • It will now be easier to track your monthly energy usage
  • During the transition, you may notice a temporary fluctuation in the number of days billed on your invoice
  • This change will happen over a few invoices
 

Changing Light bulbs to Change the Planet

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new! Twenty-eight DSBN schools have replaced standard lights and fixtures with energy efficient versions which will save enough power to illuminate one high school or six elementary schools for an entire year. This initiative was made possible through the Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program (ERIP).

Implemented by Canadian Niagara Power Inc. in cooperation with the Ontario Power Authority, Hydro One, Niagara Peninsula Energy and Welland Hydro, participating DSBN schools had their lights catalogued and their needs assessed by Osram Sylvania to ensure that by changing lights they could simultaneously save energy and improve light quality in schools.

While most homeowners can relate to changing a few light bulbs in their homes, the DSBN lighting retrofit project was a bit more complex. In all, 12,694 fluorescent light tubes and 6,397 fluorescent ballasts were replaced. The retrofit was made possible through the incentive program which will refund up to 40% of the cost of the project to the DSBN. On Friday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. Canadian Niagara Power Inc. will present a cheque for $88,589 to the DSBN. “This program is a win-win for everyone,” said Director of Education, Warren Hoshizaki. “Decreasing our energy consumption is fiscally sound however, because this project also improves the lighting in our schools, our students’ learning experience is heightened as well.”

“Canadian Niagara Power and its partners are pleased to support the efforts of the DSBN to conserve energy. Canadian Niagara Power’s conservation and demand management programs provide a range of incentives to help our customers reduced electricity consumption and save money,” said Glen King, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Canadian Niagara Power Inc.

Media are welcome to attend a cheque presentation photo opportunity.

Date: Friday, March 25, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Garrison Road Public School, Fort Erie

Officials from Canadian Niagara Power will present $88,589 to DSBN staff and students.

Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program Inquiries:
Mary Tibollo, Program Manager, Canadian Niagara Power – 905-994-3638

Media Inquiries:
Brett Sweeney, Communications Officer
District School Board of Niagara
905-641-2929 ext. 54106
brett.sweeney@dsbn.edu.on.ca

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CNP Donates $10,000 to Fort Erie Boys & Girls Club

Monday, December 13, 2010

CNP Donates $10,000 to Fort Erie Boys & Girls Club in 2010

December 13, 2010 (Fort Erie, Ontario) - Canadian Niagara Power Inc. announced today that it is proud to donate $10,000 to the new Fort Erie home of the Boys & Girls Club of Niagara. This donation is toward the purchase of energy efficient appliances to support the completion of the Club’s permanent location. This donation was made possible through an initiative between CNPI and the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation programs.

The Boys & Girls Club, open to the entire community, is a program-oriented centre for children and teens, as well as providing a meal-program and drop-in centre at both the Fort Erie and Ridgeway locations. The Club, which currently has over 500 members and serves over 10,000 meals during the year, offers a safe and friendly environment for children and teens to participate in sports, play games, get help with school work, etc. Supported by the local community, the Centre is open to all kids at 20 Lewis Street each week from 3:00-8:00pm.

“Our Company recognizes the need for such valuable community programs as the Boys & Girls Club for our youth as well as the importance of promoting energy conservation in the communities where we serve. With this donation, CNPI is helping provide energy efficient appliances which will save on future energy costs for the Boys & Girls Club,” said Bill Daley, President & CEO of Canadian Niagara Power Inc.

As an advocate of responsible energy usage, CNPI encourages customers to consider conservation measures such as changing to energy efficient lighting, installing programmable thermostats, weather-stripping doors and windows, and take advantage of the energy conservation programs offered by the Ontario Power Authority.

Executive Director, JoAnne Turner says “Canadian Niagara Power Inc., and their donation of energy efficient appliances plays a key role in allowing the Boys and Girls Club to run programs and services available to children and youth in the community. We are pleased to have them as a partner and through their generosity children in Fort Erie will benefit for many years.”

FortisOntario is 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 296 MW. FortisOntario is 100% owned by Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information on FortisOntario, please visit the corporate website at www.fortisontario.com.

For further information contact:
Kristine Carmichael
Manager, Corporate Communications, Customer Service
& Human Resources
FortisOntario Inc. (905) 871-0330, ext. 3209

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Canadian Niagara Power Donates $6,500 to Reach Out Centre

Friday, December 10, 2010

CNP Donates $6,500 to Reach Out CentreDecember 10, 2010 (Port Colborne, Ontario) - Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (CNPI) announced today that it is making a donation to the Port Cares Reach Out Centre in Port Colborne in the amount of $6,500. This donation is for the installation of energy efficient renovations to support the completion of the Centre’s capital building project. This donation was made possible through an initiative between CNPI and the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation programs.

The Port Cares Reach Out Centre is a meal program and drop-in centre located in Port Colborne, open to the entire community. The Centre, which served 14,600 meals in 2010, offers a friendly environment providing nutritious lunch time meals in an outreach and social support network. Supported by the local community and the United Way of South Niagara, the Centre is open to all families at 61 Nickel Street each week on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Sunday breakfast served at 9:00 a.m.

“Our Company recognizes the need for such valuable community programs as the Reach Out Centre as well as the importance of promoting energy conservation in the communities where we serve. With this donation, CNPI is helping provide energy efficiency renovations which will save on future energy costs for both the Reach Out Centre and the City of Port Colborne,” said Glen King, Vice President Finance & CFO of CNPI.

As an advocate of responsible energy usage, CNPI encourages customers to consider conservation measures such as changing to energy efficient lighting, installing programmable thermostats, weatherstripping doors and windows, and take advantage of the energy conservation programs offered by the Ontario Power Authority.

“This donation from Canadian Niagara Power Inc. shows the support for this community that has been growing since CNPI entered into the lease agreement with Port Colborne Hydro Inc.,” stated Mayor Badawey. “We are very pleased that Port Cares, who are helping many of our residents, is the beneficiary of this generosity.”

FortisOntario is 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 296 MW. FortisOntario is 100% owned by Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information on FortisOntario, please visit the corporate website at www.fortisontario.com.

For further information contact:
Kristine Carmichael
Manager, Corporate Communications, Customer Service
& Human Resources
FortisOntario Inc. (905) 871-0330, ext. 3209

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Peninsula Plastics Awarded for Energy and Cost-saving Measures

Friday, December 3, 2010

Peninsula Plastics Awarded for Energy and Cost-saving Measures
Pictured (left to right):
Mary Tibollo - CDM Specialist, Canadian Niagara Power;
Craig Bolton - President, Peninsula Plastics;
Kristine Carmichael - Manager, Customer Service & Corporation Communications, Canadian Niagara Power.

On December 3, Peninsula Plastic's President, Craig Bolton, was presented with a $7,849.66 Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program (ERIP) cheque by Canadian Niagara Power. This was in recognition of the electricity savings achieved through a lighting retrofit completed at Peninsula Plastic's manufacturing facility.

The Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program, offered by Canadian Niagara Power and the Ontario Power Authority, provides incentives for commercial, industrial, agricultural and institutional customers who complete electrical retrofits that result in demand savings and/or annual energy savings. By installing energy-efficient lighting throughout the facility, the program will help reduce their environmental footprint, provide better illumination levels and reduced energy consumption.

The conservation programs for businesses offered by Canadian Niagara Power assist customers undergoing retrofits they might otherwise not be able to complete. Money saved on energy is money that can be directed instead to other priorities. We congratulate Craig Bolton and Peninsula Plastics on taking a pro-active, leadership role in energy conservation in our community.

 
 
 
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