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SideBarBurlington Hydro Electric Inc. is a proud member of the GridSmartCity Cooperative  

It’s a membership we share with 12 like-minded electricity distributors.

The GridSmartCity Cooperative works collectively on mutual priorities, sharing resources, insights and systems in several key areas.  Our joint initiatives and collective purchasing power help us run smarter utilities, while advancing innovation, reliability and efficiency across Ontario’s electricity grid.

It's a model that enables unparalleled responsiveness to local needs and provides a compelling alternative to large scale consolidation.

Every GridSmartCity utility maintains independent ownership directly in the towns and cities in which they operate.

Being entrenched in the communities we serve, provides distinct advantages, including industry leading response times, enhanced power restoration systems, emergency and extreme weather preparedness, economic development support, local employment and community engagement.

The GridSmartCity Cooperative approach aligns with the Province of Ontario’s desire for LDCs to find ways to achieve greater efficiencies of scale and scope in their operations in order to provide cost benefits to electricity customers.

Learn more about how the GridSmartCity Cooperative is driving efficiency into Ontario's Electricity Sector by reading our full Blueprint Report at