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Welcome to Cornwall Electric


We proudly and safely distribute electricity to over 23,800 customers in the communities of Cornwall, South Glengarry, South Stormont, and the Ontario portion of the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. Cornwall Street Railway Light and Power Company Limited ("Cornwall Electric") is also responsible for the maintenance of the local electricity distribution system.

Our website provides you with access to a broad range of information, whether you are a residential or commercial customer. With a long history of serving our communities, Cornwall Electric takes great pride in providing professional service and competitive rates to our customers.

If you are unable to find the information you require within our website, or have further questions, please contact us at our Customer Service Centre at 613.932.0123. You can also reach our team of customer service representatives by completing our online contact form.


Recent News and Media

Unplanned Power Outage

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

12:45 pm  An unplanned outage occurred in the East end of Cornwall at approximately 12 noon. The outage was caused by tree branches on the power lines. Repairs have been performed and the power has been fully restored to the area.


Unplanned Power Outage

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Update 12:45 p.m. The power has been fully restored. Thank You for your patience and understanding during this unplanned outage.

Update 12:10 p.m. Repairs are still underway. Estimated time for restoration is approximately 1:00 p.m. Cornwall Electric would like to thank its customers for their patience during this unplanned outage.

September 6th, 2016
We are currently experiencing an unplanned power outage on Athlone, Brock and Vimy Street due to a leaking transformer. Crews are currently on site and repairs are being done. Estimated time for restoration is approximately 12:00 noon.

News Release

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cornwall Electric Customers rates remain unchanged for the July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 rate year

For immediate release May 3, 2016 (Cornwall, Ontario) - Cornwall Electric customers rates remain unchanged for the upcoming July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 rate year. This is the second year in a row that Cornwall Electric electricity rates remain unchanged. Michael O’Reilly, Regional Manager of Cornwall Electric, attributed the rate stability to two electricity supply contracts previously negotiated with Hydro Quebec. The two long term wholesale agreements continue to provide security of supply and rate stability.

“Like all other utilities in Ontario, the wholesale cost of electricity is passed through to customers. The long term contracts with Hydro Quebec provide security of supply and rate stability through to December 2019,” said O’Reilly. “Cornwall Electric rates continue to compare very favorably to surrounding electrical utilities”.

The wholesale cost of electricity represents approximately 80% of the customer’s total bill. The remaining 20% represents the distribution charges. These distribution charges pay for Cornwall Electric to deliver safe and reliable power from the Cedars Rapids Transmission lines through the Cornwall Electric substations then to the customers’ homes and businesses and to provide for system maintenance and capital equipment replacement. In 2016, Cornwall Electric’s capital program will invest approximately $4 million dollars in distribution system expansions and capital replacements.

Cornwall Electric promotes the wise use of electricity and urges customers to conserve energy and consider using energy efficient appliances, lighting, shower heads, and installing programmable thermostats, weather stripping and pool pump timers. These measures reduce consumption and help customers manage costs.

Cornwall Electric supplies electricity to 24,300 customers in the City of Cornwall, South Glengarry, South Stormont, and the Ontario portion of the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of FortisOntario, headquartered in Fort Erie with operations in distribution and transmission serving approximately 65,000 customers in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the Algoma District of Ontario. FortisOntario is 100% owned by Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information on FortisOntario, please visit the corporate website at