Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc (GHESI) has introduced a public information campaign designed to help the community understand more about its proposed merger with Horizon Utilities Corporation, of Hamilton and St. Catharines.
The company will launch a component of its website, headed Future, Opportunity, Change. The site contains facts about the proposed merger, reviews the pros and cons associated with it, answers some commonly asked questions and provides a range of links with more information to help the public understand the issues.
The site can be accessed at www.guelphhydro.com or www.guelphhydro.com/merge, and will be brought up to date regularly. The company has also introduced a phone line that the community can call with questions.
The number is 519-837-4727 and it will be cleared daily with calls returned within 48 hours.
Those wishing to email questions or comments may use the e-mail address set up for that purpose at email@example.com. Again, responses will be provided within 48 hours.
Guelph Hydro is also planning a number of presentations and meetings over the next few weeks.
The company will also be present to answer questions, if needed, at the July 14 public meeting planned by the city of Guelph at which BDR, of Toronto (www.bdrenergy.com), will present an overview of mergers in the utility sector. As well, utility representatives will speak at the July 21 meeting of Guelph city council at which public delegations on the merger issue can be heard.
On June 19, GHESI hosted three public information sessions including one in association with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce. About 65 people attended the three sessions.