Approval to amalgamate Erie Thames Powerlines Corporation and West Coast Huron Energy Inc.

Erie Thames Powerlines Corporation

Erie Thames Powerlines Corporation (owned by ERTH Corporation), has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to acquire all of the shares of West Coast Huron Energy Inc., which is owned by the Town of Goderich. In return, the Town of Goderich will receive shares in ERTH Corporation. The applicants are also seeking approval to transfer the distribution licence and rate orders of West Coast Huron Energy Inc. to Erie Thames Powerlines Corporation and to amend the distribution licence of Erie Thames Powerlines Corporation to include the service territory of West Coast Huron Energy Inc.

The applicants say that ratepayers will not pay for the transaction costs and that distribution rates for both utilities will remain separate for nine years following consolidation.

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