Mississauga Electricity Retailers and Natural Gas Providers
Mississauga residents, as well as those who operate businesses in and around the city, have several energy retailers to choose from, including the following companies:
These Mississauga retailers offer a variety of energy plans with vary terms and price structures, including fixed rate, variable, and fixed monthly plans. To learn more about the details of the plans that are currently on offer to new customers, please make use of our energy rate comparison form above.
Mississauga Energy and Natural Gas History
While Mississauga has an extremely long history as one of the first suburbs of Toronto, in some respects it is a very young city. Founded in 1805 as Toronto Township, Mississauga did not become a city unto itself until a provincial decree combined it with more than a half a dozen other townships as a single town in 1968. Reincorporated as a city in 1974, the city of Mississauga is now the sixth largest city in Canada, with a population of over 700,000 people.
The first electric light in Mississauga was installed in the neighborhood of Streetsville in 1894, and several electrical utilities sprang up to meet the sudden desire for more electricity. The three largest of these were the Port Credit Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the Streetsville Puc, and Toronto Township Hydro. These utilities and others soon signed an agreement with the provincial power company, Ontario Hydro (now Hydro One), to supply it with electricity.
These small utilities quickly found themselves unable to keep up with demand, and in 1917, the Toronto Township Hydro Commission (TTHC) was founded to help continue the process of modernization initiated by these many small startups. While Missisauga was relatively late in its electrification efforts (especially in comparison to cities such as Ottawa), the efforts of TTHC helped it catch up, and in the 1950s, the city was the first in Canada to have more than 1,000 homes heated solely with electric furnaces.
TTHC reorganized as Hydro Mississauga in 1977, and was incorporated as Enersource Hydro Mississauga in 2000. As of 2016, Enersource has started the process of attempting to merge with two other utilities—and then subsequently purchase the assets of Hydro One Brampton—in order to become a single municipal electrical distribution company, the second largest in North America.