St. Thomas Energy is now Entegrus Powerlines

The union between the utilities, St. Thomas Energy and Entegrus Powerlines became official effective April 1, 2018. The company has unveiled the new Entegrus building sign at the St. Thomas office on Wednesday.

The process commenced back in 2016 and involved the City of St. Thomas reviewing and meeting with a number of potential partners. After Entegrus was announced as the successful candidate, an application was made to the Ontario Energy Board, with formal approval received on March 15th of this year.

“A significant amount of time and resources were required to make this merger a reality, today marks a very special day,” stated Rob Kent, Vice President of IT & Fibre Services at Entegrus and former COO of St. Thomas Energy. “We wanted a partner that would continue to operate with our employees, customers and communities top of mind, and we have just that. It has been a pleasure to get to know our new team over the last two years, and I’m confident in our continued success as we move forward as one company.”

“All of our staff has been working behind the scenes to ensure a smooth transition once approval was officially received,” said Jim Hogan, President & CEO of Entegrus. “Customers in St. Thomas will see the new Entegrus brand on the building, our trucks, website and customer bills. We are ready and excited to work together as one company.”

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent Mayor, Randy Hope was also in attendance Wednesday to celebrate the official kick off. The City of St. Thomas was represented by Councillors Gary Clarke and Mark Tinlin who offered their congratulations to staff on their efforts and successes to date.

Mayor Randy Hope looks forward to working with the City of St. Thomas as a shareholder in the merged organization. “Together, Chatham-Kent and St. Thomas will work to ensure customers continue to receive the service and reliability they have come to expect,” stated Hope.

Entegrus states it will be “business as usual” going forward, and that customers should not experience any disruption to service. Answers to merger related questions can be found on the company website at Entegrus also provides information via social media networks’ Facebook and Twitter.