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At Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts, we are committed to our members, assisting them to service their customers & communities. We are very interested in hearing any comments, suggestions or concerns you may have on how we can serve you better.

The Cornerstone Hydro Electric Concepts Association (CHEC) developed out of the Organized Power Group that was formed as de-regulation came to the province of Ontario. CHEC, an association of 15 local distribution companies (LDCs) is modeled after a cooperative to combine resources and competencies to best meet the requirements of the changing electrical industry and provide a high standard of locally supplied customer service.

CHEC is governed by a Board of directors who are responsible for ensuring that CHEC achieves its objectives, is financially accountable, and is in compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and by-laws.

CHEC has allowed members to exchange ideas on a variety of issues facing utilities, to initiate combined solutions and to share insights on what worked and what did not. The cooperative format allowed a “think tank” environment to be created between members.

The current members of CHEC include:

Centre Wellington Hydro Ltd.; COLLUS PowerStream.; Grimsby Power; Innpower; Lakefront Utilities Inc.; Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd.; Midland Power Utility Corp.; Niagara on the Lake Hydro; Orangeville Hydro Ltd.; Orillia Power Corp.; Ottawa River Power Corporation; Renfrew Hydro Inc., Rideau St. Lawrence Distribution Inc.; Tillsonburg Hydro; Wasaga Distribution Inc.; Wellington North Power Inc.; West Coast Huron Energy Inc.;.