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Brantford Power and Energy+ Honoured with Communications Excellence Award

April 5, 2022

Cambridge and Brantford, ON (April 1, 2022) – Brantford Power and Energy+ proudly accepted a joint 2021 Communications Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA), at a gathering of Ontario’s top-performing electricity distribution companies.

The award recognizes excellence in the creation, implementation and delivery of a comprehensive community engagement consultation that was undertaken in 2021 to seek public input on the merger of Brantford Power and Energy+.

“Energy+ is honoured to be recognized by industry peers for the community engagement consultation conducted jointly with Brantford Power, as part of our merger exploration process,” said Ian Miles, President and CEO, Energy+.

“We proudly accept this award, which is a testament to the collaboration between Brantford Power, Energy+ and our respective shareholders to ensure that our communities were consulted on the merger of our neighbouring local distribution companies,” said Paul Kwasnik, CEO & President, Brantford Power.

A consistent theme (Energizing Our Future) and corresponding imagery were used throughout the campaign which included a variety of engagement activities to support a robust and transparent consultation and outreach to key stakeholders.

Brantford Power and Energy+ have received approval from the Ontario Energy Board to merge and will officially join together to form GrandBridge Energy in the second quarter of 2022. GrandBridge Energy, the seventh-largest municipally-owned electricity distributor in Ontario, will service more than 109,000 residential and business customers in Brantford, Cambridge, Brant County and North Dumfries.

To learn more about the merger of Brantford Power and Energy+, visit


About Brantford Power Inc.

Brantford Power Inc. delivers electricity safely and reliably to more than 41,000 customers in the City of Brantford. We are also committed to offering the best energy and superior customer service.

About Energy + Inc.

Energy+ Inc., a local distribution company, delivers safe and reliable electricity to 68,000 customers in the County of Brant, areas around Brantford, the City of Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries. The electricity is delivered through their local distribution of grid poles, wires and underground systems to meet the needs of their communities. The company also provides water/wastewater billing and collection services to customers in the County of Brant on behalf of the County of Brant. The utility’s mission is to deliver ideas, solutions and value-added services that benefit their customers, stakeholders and communities. Energy+ is a recipient of The Business of the Year Award and a Spirit of Cambridge Award from the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, a Customer Service Excellence Award from the Electrical Distributor’s Association and was recognized as a Top Employer in Waterloo Area in 2020 and 2021.

Media Contacts: 

For Brantford Power

Sheri Ojero, Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Relations

519-751-3522 Ext. 5268, 226-387-4730  [email protected]  

For Energy+

Allison Cann, Communications Manager, 519-621-3530 Ext. 2260, 226-750-8597 [email protected]