Ten utility operations:
One strong company

  • ITC
  • UNS Energy
  • Central Hudson
  • FortisBC Energy
  • FortisAlberta
  • FortisBC Electric
  • Eastern Canadian(1)
  • Caribbean(2)
  • Belize Electric Company Limited
  • Aitken Creek

(1) Includes Newfoundland Power, Maritime Electric and FortisOntario. These utilities are included in the "Other Electric" segment in financial and investor relations materials.
(2) Includes Fortis Turks and Caicos, an approximate 60% interest in Caribbean Utilities and a 33% interest in Belize Electricity. These utilities are included in the "Other Electric" segment in financial and investor relations materials. 


Ten utility operations and growing: One strong company

Fortis was formed in 1987 with the mandate to grow and diversify. Since then, we have expanded to include ten independent utility operations throughout North America.

ITC Holdings Independent electricity transmission ITC is the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States.  ITC operates in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and portions of Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. The company also focuses on new areas where significant transmission system improvements are needed through ITC Grid Development and its subsidiaries. Learn more about ITC 699 employees   25,800 km of service territory
overview-unsenergy UNS Energy Electricity and natural gas distribution

UNS Energy is the Tucson, Arizona-based parent-company of Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES), utilities that provide safe, reliable energy to 690,000 customers. In 2020, the companies met a peak daytime natural gas demand of 107 TJ and a peak electricity demand of 3,309 MW.

Learn more about UNS Energy 531,000 electricity customers 163,000 natural gas customers 3,233 MW generating capacity
overview-centralhudson Central Hudson Gas & Electric Gas and electricity transmission and distribution Central Hudson is a regulated transmission and distribution utility, serving approximately 300,000 electricity customers and 80,000 natural gas customers in New York State’s Mid-Hudson River Valley. Learn more about Central Hudson 380,000 customers 23  PJ gas volumes in 2020 4,969 GWh electric sales in 2020
overview-fortisbc FortisBC Electricity, natural gas and alternative energy solutions FortisBC is an integrated energy solutions provider focused on providing natural gas, electricity, propane and alternative energy solutions. Together, their gas and electricity utilities serve over 1.2 million customers in more than 135 communities. Learn more about FortisBC 1,230,000 customers 49,500 km gas pipelines 7,300 km power lines
overview-fortisalberta FortisAlberta Electricity distribution in southern and central Alberta FortisAlberta is an electric utility providing electricity distribution in central and southern Alberta. FortisAlberta serves approximately 572,000 customers and delivered 16,092 GWh of electricity in 2020. Learn more about FortisAlberta 572,000 customers   91,000 km distribution lines
overview-newfoundlandpower Newfoundland Power Electricity generation, transmission and distribution Newfoundland Power is a vertically integrated electric utility and the principal distributor of electricity on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador, serving approximately 270,000 customers. Newfoundland Power has an installed generating capacity of 143 MW. Learn more about Newfoundland Power 270,000 customers 143 MW generating capacity 12,500 km distribution lines
overview-maritimeelectric Maritime Electric Electricity generation, transmission and distribution Maritime Electric is a vertically integrated electric utility and the principal distributor of electricity on Prince Edward Island serving approximately 84,000 customers. Maritime Electric also owns and operates on-Island generating facilities with a combined capacity of 130 MW. Learn more about Maritime Electric 84,000 customers 130 MW generation capacity 6,300 km power lines
overview-fortisontario FortisOntario Regional power transmission and distribution FortisOntario is an electric utility which owns and operates Canadian Niagara Power, Cornwall Electric, and Algoma Power, serving a combined 67,000 customers. FortisOntario also owns regulated transmission assets in the Niagara and Cornwall regions and a 10% interest in three strategic affiliates. Learn more about FortisOntario 67,000 customers 3,500 km power lines
overview-carribeanutilities Caribbean Utilities Sole provider of electricity on Grand Cayman Caribbean Utilities, an approximate 60% Fortis-owned subsidiary, is the sole provider of electricity transmission and distribution on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The Company serves approximately 31,000 customers and has generating capacity of 161 MW. Caribbean Utilities is a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CUP.U). Learn more about Caribbean Utilities 31,000 customers 161 MW generating capacity 644 GWh energy sales in 2020
overview-fortistci FortisTCI Electricity generation, transmission and distribution Fortis Turks and Caicos is comprised of two vertically integrated electric utilities serving approximately 15,000 customers on certain islands in Turks and Caicos. The utilities have a combined diesel-powered generating capacity of 91 MW. Learn more about FortisTCI 15,000 customers 91 MW generating capacity 700 km power lines
overview-belize Fortis Generation Non-regulated energy infrastructure Fortis Generation includes the operations of non-regulated generating assets in Belize with a combined generating capacity of 51 MW 51 MW in Belize Long-term power contracts


A look back at the growth and evolution of Fortis Inc.

  • 1885 1885

    Fortis Inc. has its origin in the formation of St. John’s Electric Light Company in 1885 in the province now known as Newfoundland and Labrador. That company eventually became Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited which became the first wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. Fortis was created as a holding company in 1987 with the mission to expand and diversify.

  • 1900 1898

    The Petty Harbour Electric Generating Station was completed in 1900 by St. John’s Street Railway Company. The Petty Harbour hydro plant continues to operate today and is a member of the Hydro Hall of Fame as the first hydro plant in the province now known as Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • 1924 1920

    The electric utility company was renamed The Newfoundland Light and Power Company in 1924.

  • 1948 1948

    Newfoundland Light and Power Company, Limited became a pure electric utility in 1948 and first issued stock to the public in 1949.

  • 1949 1949

    In July 1949, Newfoundland became the tenth province of Canada. Newfoundland Light and Power had 1,600 common shareholders.

  • 1966 1966

    Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited was formed through the amalgamation of Newfoundland Light and Power Company, Limited; Union Electric Light and Power Company; and United Towns Electric Company Limited.

  • 1985 1985

    Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited celebrated 100 years of service. Common shares split 2-for-1.

  • 1987 1987

    Shareholders of Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited voted to create a holding company known as Fortis Inc. to be the 100% owner of the utility. On December 29, 1987, each Newfoundland Light & Power Co. Limited common share was exchanged for one common share of Fortis Inc.

  • 1988 1988

    Dr. Angus A. Bruneau became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Inc. He served as Chairman of Fortis Inc. for 18 years. Dr. Bruneau also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Newfoundland Power from 1986 until 1990. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1983 and was awarded the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers Gold Medal in 1988.

  • 1990 1990

    Maritime Electric, located on Prince Edward Island, was our first electric utility investment in 1990. This was followed by investments in Ontario in 1996.

  • 1996 1996

    Stan Marshall was appointed President and CEO of Fortis Inc. in 1996. His career with Fortis spanned 35 years and, under his leadership, Fortis became the largest investor-owned gas and electric distribution utility in Canada. Total assets grew from less than $1.0 billion in 1996 to $26 billion when Stan retired in December 2014.

  • 1999 1999

    Fortis embarked on international expansion with investments in Belize in 1999 and the Cayman Islands in 2000.

  • 2003 2003

    Fortis announced an agreement to acquire electric utilities in Alberta and British Columbia from Aquila Inc. The subsidiaries were renamed FortisAlberta and FortisBC in 2004.

  • 2005 2005

    Fortis common shares split 4-for-1 after reaching nearly $100 per common share.

  • 2006 2006

    Fortis added to its Caribbean interests with the purchase of two utilities on the Turks and Caicos Islands. The companies were collectively renamed Fortis Turks and Caicos and later FortisTCI.

  • 2007 2007

    Fortis expanded its activities to include gas distribution with the purchase of Terasen in British Columbia in 2007. Terasen was later renamed FortisBC Energy.

  • 2012 2012

    Fortis announced an agreement to acquire the CH Energy Group of companies for US$1.5 billion. CH Energy is the parent company of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, a gas and electric utility in New York State.

  • 2013 2013

    Fortis announced an agreement to acquire UNS Energy, a gas and electric utility in Arizona for US$4.3 billion.

  • 2014 2014

    At the end of 2014, Stan Marshall retired as President and CEO and Director of the Board of Directors of Fortis Inc. Mr. Marshall’s career with Fortis spanned 35 years and he was at the helm as President and CEO for more than 18 years. Barry Perry, Vice President of Finance and CFO of Fortis Inc., succeeded Mr. Marshall as President and CEO of the Corporation, effective December 31, 2014.

  • 2016 2016

    Fortis announced an agreement to acquire ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent transmission utility in the United States for US$11.3 billion. ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission operations in seven states. The transaction closed on October 14.

  • 2016 2016

    In 2016, the common shares of Fortis Inc. began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “FTS”. The Corporation celebrated its listing by ringing the NYSE Opening Bell on October 18, 2016.

  • 2017 2017

    Fortis celebrated its 30th year of trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange as it began trading on December 29, 1987. During that time, the Company has grown significantly, becoming a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry.

  • 2021 2021

    On January 1, 2021 David Hutchens succeeded Barry Perry as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Inc. Mr. Perry retired as President and CEO and Director of the Board of Directors of Fortis Inc. on December 31, 2020, after spending over 20 years within various roles in the Fortis Group of Companies.

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