Brockton's mayor has lined up an important meeting with a private utility company while attending this week's AMO conference in the nation's capital.
Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody is exploring all options when it comes to bringing natural gas to Brockton's rural residents.
Today, he is meeting with Enbridge officials in Ottawa to discuss the possibility of bringing natural gas to Brockton's rural residents.
With EPCOR laying 37 kms worth of natural gas pipeline through Brockton as part of the Southern Bruce Natural Gas Pipeline project, Peabody is hopeful Enbridge may consider tapping into the pipeline.
However, Enbridge is not Brockton's only hope as any natural gas proponent has the opportunity to apply to the Ontario Energy Board to service Brockton.
Earlier this month Peabody expressed disappointment that despite the fact 37 kms of natural gas pipeline will be laid throughout Brockton for the Southern Bruce Natural Gas Pipeline project, as it stands now Brockton residents are unable to tap into it.
Brockton's concerns have not fallen on deaf ears.
Peabody says the OEB recently reached out to him and provided advise on how to expedite an application for the residents of Brockton.
Peabody adds Huron Bruce MPP and Cabinet Minister Lisa Thompson has also taken an interest and has promised to advocate on Brockton's behalf.
Meanwhile, Enbridge Media Relations spokesperson Andrea Stass says that Enbridge remains committed to working with local communities, industry and the government to explore additional natural gas community expansion opportunities, including the Municipality of West Grey, the Township of Chatsworth and the Municipality of Brockton.