Natural gas hookups begin for some Bruce County homes

A big milestone for The EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership as the first residential customer in the South Bruce system is now connected and energized.

EPCOR connected and energized a series of industrial customers in August and is now working to complete connections to residential and business customers who have signed up for service throughout the communities of Kincardine, Arran-Elderslie, Tiverton and the Township of Huron-Kinloss.

In 2021, EPCOR will also turn its attention to energizing new communities with natural gas including Paisley, Chelsey, Lucknow, Ripley, Point Clark and Lurgan Beach.

The project, designed to provide the area’s residents, farms and businesses with access to natural gas for the first time, began construction in 2019.

“This is an important project milestone,” said Susannah Robinson, Vice President, Ontario Region of EPCOR. “We’re looking forward to continuing to connect customers to natural gas in the coming months
and into 2021 and providing them with a reliable and consistent source energy.”

“I’d like to thank EPCOR for bringing natural gas to our community and their continued work to connect residents and businesses in the area who signed up for service over the past five months,” said Kincardine Mayor Anne Eadie. “Natural gas is a safe, convenient and affordable fuel source that provides an instant source of energy and emits lower levels of greenhouse gas than alternatives. It will make life in our community better.”

Mayor Steve Hammell of Arran-Elderslie and Mayor Mitch Twolan of Huron-Kinloss have expressed excitement on natural gas coming to the region and shared
their support for the project as it achieved key milestones.

As the project progresses, local community members will be notified of construction activities in their areas, and potential customers will be provided with information on how to get ready for natural gas service. Customers in these communities who would like to sign up for service early can visit epcor.com/naturalgas