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Guelph communities depend on reliable electricity, and Alectra’s latest $4.3 million investment in the local grid will help meet the demand
Improving Reliability in Guelph - Alectra employee working on powerlines

Guelph, ON – Alectra Utilities is strengthening its power grid in the City of Guelph. In 2023, Alectra is investing $4.3 million in Guelph to meet the growing need for reliable electricity. 

With parts of Guelph’s system reaching the end of its life cycle, renewing the deteriorating infrastructure is necessary to maintain reliability. This series of infrastructure upgrades will stabilize the existing system and reduce outage impacts in the community. 

In 2023, Alectra plans to continue to invest in capital renewal projects across Guelph, including: 

  • $2.6M to replace underground assets including switchgear and vault cover renewal 
  • $1.7M to renew overhead assets including poles and transformers 

In 2022, Alectra invested approximately $500,000 to construct a new feeder line and renew switchgear equipment, increasing and improving the electricity service for homes and businesses across Guelph.

Alectra Utilities is committed to investing in the electricity grid across all 17 communities it serves to support growth and to continue to provide safe and reliable service. Learn more about our commitment to reliability at

About Alectra Utilities 

Serving more than one million homes and businesses in Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe area, Alectra Utilities is now the largest municipally-owned electric utility in Canada, based on the total number of customers served. We contribute to the economic growth and vibrancy of the 17 communities we serve by investing in essential energy infrastructure, delivering a safe and reliable supply of electricity, and providing innovative energy solutions. Our mission is to be an energy ally, helping our customers and the communities we serve to discover the possibilities of tomorrow’s energy future. 

Media Contact 

Ashley Trgachef, Media Spokesperson | Telephone: 416.402.5469 | 24/7 Media Line: 1-833-MEDIA-LN

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