Northland Utilities is an investor-owned company that, through two operating companies, provides electricity to customers in the Northwest Territories, Canada.
Northland Utilities is owned 14 percent by the Denendeh Development Corporation, 10 percent by Arctic Energy Investors, and 76 percent by ATCO Electric, part of the ATCO group of companies.
Northland Utilities (Yellowknife) Limited
Northland Utilities (Yellowknife) Limited, was established in 1993, and serves Yellowknife and N'Dilo. This company purchases electricity from Northwest Territories Power Corporation's Snare Lake dam. Northland purchased Centra Power Inc. in 1991, obtaining Centra's franchise agreement with the City of Yellowknife.
Northland Utilities (NWT) Limited
Northland Utilities (NWT) Limited was established in 1951 in Hay River. It provides electricity now to Hay River, Trout Lake, Kakisa, Dory Point, Fort Providence, Wekweti, Enterprise and to the Katl'odeeche First Nation. It buys power from the Taltson hydro system of Northwest Territories Power Corporation, and maintains a backup diesel generator in Hay River. In the small remote communities, Northland generates its own power for distribution.