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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


Thursday, November 8, 2012

On October 31, 2012, six of FortisOntario’s Power Line Technicians left for Poughkeepsie New York
to assist Central Hudson Gas and Electric with the massive restoration effort in front of them. They are six of about 700 crew members working around the clock to help get life back to normal after Hurricane Sandy.   At one point, 105,000 of Central Hudson’s 300,000 customers were without power.
Whenever there is a devastating natural event, emergency services and utility companies often travel outside of their jurisdiction to assist where needed.  When Bill Daley, FortisOntario’s Chief Executive Officer and President  spoke to Central Hudson’s management he said “The message to me was quite simple... send everybody you can."
FortisOntario crews were initially expected to return on Sunday but have extended their stay to assist
with restoration efforts in neighbouring utilities of Central Hudson Gas and Electric. “This is a chance for our company to give back," said Bill Daley. 

Cornwall Electric powers up $40,000 for new Benson Centre

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cornwall Electric powers up $40,000 for new Benson Centre“Our company is an integral part of the Cornwall community and is proud to make this donation,” said Michael Pescod, Regional Manager of Cornwall Electric.

“A state of the art facility like this is a welcome addition to the community supporting active and healthy lifestyles as well as stimulating the local economy when hosting sporting events.”

Cornwall Electric supplies electricity to 23,800 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 Fortis Ontario.

“Fortis, through Cornwall Electric continues to be a supporter of community projects,” said Fundraising Committee Chairman Scott Lecky. “The community has embraced the Benson Centre since the doors opened a month ago. Thanks to groups and companies like Fortis, we have a top notch facility.”

This announcement brings the community fundraising to roughly $2.7 Million.

Rate adjustment for Cornwall Electric Customers effective July 1, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011 (Cornwall, Ontario) - Cornwall Electric customers will experience a moderate rate increase of 3.26% effective July 1, 2011. Michael Pescod, Regional Manager of Cornwall Electric, attributed the increase to the contractual provisions included in the long-term wholesale electricity supply contract negotiated with Hydro Quebec in 2008 and a billing adjustment by Hydro Quebec for energy previously supplied and consumed but not invoiced. Following this increase, the rates charged by Cornwall Electric continue to be less than rates charged five years ago.

As previously announced by the Provincial Government, Cornwall Electric eligible residential and small business customers will also receive the new Ontario Clean Energy Benefit which provides a 10% savings on electricity costs. These savings will be applied retroactively from January 1, 2011 to the first invoice of May consumption and are expected to continue for the next five years.

“Like all other utilities in Ontario, the cost of electricity in Cornwall is passed through to its customers. The long term contract with Hydro Quebec provides rate stability and ensures reliability of supply for the remaining contract term to December 2019,” said Pescod. “With recently announced rate increases elsewhere in the Province, Cornwall Electric rates compare favorably to surrounding electrical utilities”.

The wholesale cost of electricity represents approximately 85% of the customer’s total bill. The remaining 15% represents the distribution charges. The distribution charges pay for Cornwall Electric to deliver power safely and reliably from the Cedars Rapids Transmission lines to the customers’ homes and businesses and to provide for system maintenance and capital equipment replacement. Cornwall Electric will invest approximately four million dollars in system expansions and capital replacements in 2011. Cornwall Electric customers do not pay the debt retirement charge paid by the majority of customers in Ontario.

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

Cornwall Electric supplies electricity to 23,800 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

For further information contact:
Mr. Michael Pescod
Regional Manager
Cornwall Electric
Phone: (613) 932-0123, ext. 4228

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