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Algoma Power purchases electricity distribution rights from Dubreuil Lumber

Transaction formalizes 2017 decision by provincial order
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Algoma Power Inc. has acquired the electricity distribution rights from Dubreuil Lumber Inc.

The transaction makes Algoma Power the operator of the electricity distribution system in the Township of Dubreuilville, located about an hour northeast of Wawa. The company was appointed the interim operator by the Ontario Energy Board in April, 2017.

“We’d like to welcome our new customers to Algoma Power,” Jennifer Rose, regional manager of Algoma Power, in an April 8 news release.

“We are pleased that the transaction has closed and look forward to continuing to provide safe and reliable electricity to the residents of Dubreuilville.”

Based in Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma Power has been operating in the Algoma District for more than 100 years and is part of the FortisOntario family of companies, which includes utilities throughout the province of Ontario. FortisOntario is headquartered in Fort Erie.

The utility serves approximately 12,000 customers in the Algoma District and maintains 1,800 kilometres of distribution lines in an area that covers 14,000 square kilometres.