About PUC

PUC Inc. 

PUC Inc. is a holding company registered under the Ontario Business Corporations Act and is wholly owned by the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie with two wholly owned operating companies. PUC Inc. has two subsidiaries: PUC Distribution Inc. and Northern Waterworks Inc. (NWI).

PUC Distribution Inc.

PUC Distribution distributes electricity to residences and businesses within the boundaries of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, the Batchewana First Nation (Rankin Reserve), Prince Township and parts of Dennis Township. The management, maintenance and operations of the distribution system is carried out by PUC Services Inc. under a long-term contract.

PUC Services Inc.

PUC Services Inc. is a utility services company operating as a wholly owned private company of the Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie and is incorporated under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. PUC Services Inc. manages the assets and business of PUC Distribution Inc., manages the assets and businesses of the Public Utilities Commission (city’s water treatment and distribution system), and operates the city’s wastewater treatment facilities under multi-year contracts. PUC Services Inc. also provides billing and customer care services and manages the operations of Espanola Regional Hydro under multi-year contracts. Water and wastewater services are also provided to several communities and organizations in the Algoma District. The total assets under management of PUC Services Inc. is approximately 1.4 billion.

Public Utilities Commission

The Public Utilities Commission of the City of Sault Ste. Marie owns the water supply and distribution infrastructure and is responsible for the provision of safe, reliable, potable water at-cost to customers within the municipal services boundary of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. Potable water is also supplied to an area of the Rankin Reserve of the Batchewana First Nation through the same distribution system. The management, maintenance and operations of the water treatment plant, wells and the approximately 470 km of watermains in the distribution system are carried out by PUC Services Inc. under a long-term contract.

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