EPCOR Natural Gas Limited Partnership has received the green light from the Ontario Energy Board.
EPCOR Vice President Susannah Robinson says the shovels will hit the ground on Monday, as work begins to bring natural gas to the Southern Bruce Region.
Robinson is very excited about the project, which should be complete by the end of 2021.
Bringing natural gas to this region has been a longtime goal of Kincardine, Arran-Elderslie and Huron Kinloss.
Robinson says the three municipalities in Southern Bruce started on their long quest to bring natural gas to their residents and businesses back in 2011.
She says to see all of this hard work come to fruition is quite satisfying for all involved.
Robinson says EPCOR is thrilled to bring natural gas to the Southern Bruce region and they are working with an ambitious timeline.
If all goes as planned, the Bruce Industrial Park will be connected this year, followed by the communities of Kincardine, Tiverton and Inverhuron in 2020.
Paisley, Chesley, Lucknow, Ripley, Point Clark and Lurgan Beach will follow in 2021.
Along with natural gas, Robinson says the project will create new jobs and economic spin offs.
EPCOR plans to open an office in Kincardine soon and is seeking out available space.