Algonquin Power & Utilities
|Traded as||TSX: AQN|
|Headquarters||Oakville, Ontario, Canada|
|Ian E. Robertson , CEO|
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a renewable energy and regulated utility company with assets across North America. Algonquin actively invests in hydroelectric, wind and solar power facilities, and sustainable utility businesses (water, electricity and natural gas) through its two operating subsidiaries: Algonquin Power Co. and Liberty Utilities.
Algonquin Power Income Fund was established in September 1997 and first listed its trust units on the Toronto Stock Exchange on December 23, 1997. Having raised nearly $75m, Algonquin used $27.5m to purchase 14 hydroelectric generation facilities located in Ontario, Québec, New York and New Hampshire.
Conversion to corporation
In response to the Government of Canada's decision to end the preferential tax treatment of income trusts, Algonquin Power Income Fund was converted to a corporation in October 2009. Unit-holders exchanged their trust units on a one-for-one basis for shares in the new corporate entity, Algonquin Power & Utilities.
Liberty Utilities operates in the following locations:
- Arizona (water)
- acquired Boulders Carefree Sewer Company in Carefree in 2001.
- acquired Gold Canyon Sewer Company in Gold Canyon in 2001
- acquired Bella Vista Water in Sierra Vista in 2002.
- acquired Litchfield Park Service Company in Avondale from Pinnacle West Capital in 2003
- acquired Rio Rico Utilities in Rio Rico in 2005
- acquired seven water companies in Whetstone and Hereford from the John McLain bankruptcy estate in 2007.
- acquired Entrada Del Oro Sewer Company in 2008.
- Arkansas (water)
- California (electricity, water)
- Georgia (gas)
- Illinois (gas, water)
- Iowa (gas)
- Massachusetts (gas)
- Missouri (gas, water)
- Montana (water)
- New Hampshire (gas, electricity)
- Texas (water)
Liberty utilities is involved in debates about rooftop solar in New Hampshire and wants to cap a solar policy called net metering. A recent Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) filing from Liberty indicates their desire to charge ratepayers for rooftop solar assets.
- Algonquin Power Annual Report, 1997
- Algonquin Power Annual Report, 2009
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- "United Water Sells Arkansas Regulated Operations". Retrieved 2015-02-14.
- "UPDATE 2-Algonquin, Emera to jointly buy some NV Energy assets". Reuters. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
- "Algonquin and Emera announce a Strategic Investment Agreement and the transfer of California Utility to Algonquin". Retrieved 2014-09-16.
- Liberty Utilities Completes Acquisition of Park Water Company
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- "Liberty Utilities Completes Acquisition of Atmos Energy's Natural Gas Distribution Businesses in Georgia". Retrieved 2015-02-14.
- "Silverleaf Resorts sells utility assets in Missouri, Illinois". St. Louis Business Journal. 2005-03-16. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
- Liberty Utilities Completes Acquisition of Atmos Energy’s Natural Gas Distribution Businesses in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri
- "Laclede to flip New England Gas for a $14 million profit - St. Louis Business Journal". Retrieved 2015-02-14.
- "Jefferson County water company sold - St. Louis Business Journal". Retrieved 2015-02-14.
- Liberty Utilities Completes Acquisition of Park Water Company [Mountain Water]
- Liberty Utilities Completes Acquisition of National Grid’s Natural Gas and Electric Distribution Businesses in New Hampshire
- "Algonquin Power to buy two utilities in New Hampshire". Platts. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
- Empire District Electric agrees to be acquired by Canadian company for $2.4 billion
- "Solar Industry On The Clock As Time Runs Out For Net Metering In New Hampshire". CleanTechnica. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
- "Liberty Utilities: Have You No Shame?". Tea Party Tribune. Retrieved 2016-02-02.