About Us

Working together to power the territories

Northland Utilities has been lighting up homes and businesses in the Northwest Territories for 70 years. Our office in Hay River services Kakisa, Dory Point, Fort Providence, Sambaa K’e, Wekweeti, Hay River, Enterprise and the K’at’lodeeche First Nation. Our Yellowknife office provides services to Yellowknife and N’Dilo.

We own, operate and maintain the power poles, power lines and other electrical infrastructure that you see overhead or that is buried underground, five substations and five diesel plants. Through the Public Utilities Board, our costs are fully transparent and any changes to its rates are subject to a formal process which includes scrutiny by customers, municipalities and other users.

 

Yellowknife Chamber 2019 Corporate Business of the Year

We are proud recipients of the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce 2019 Corporate Business of the Year Award. 

Partnering to better serve our communities

Northland Utilities is a joint partnership between ATCO Ltd. and Denendeh Investments Inc. For over 35 years, Northland Utilities has been part owned by Denendeh Investments Incorporated (DII), representing 27 Dene First Nations across the Northwest Territories. 

Through this partnership, Denendeh Investments Incorporated is able to invest in Indigenous organizations and initiatives that contribute to sustainable economic and social development. Community members are also encouraged to participate in Northland Utilities Job Shadowing and Indigenous Placement Program.

On March 18, 2015, Denendeh Investments Inc. and ATCO signed a Memorandum of Understanding that increased DII’s ownership of Northland from 14 to 50 per cent.