For almost 90 years, Peterborough residents have been relying on Peterborough Utilities for their water and electricity needs. Until the Ontario Government opened the electricity market to competition in 2000 the Peterborough Utilities Commission, the predecessor to the Peterborough Utilities Group (PUG), provided the electricity and water services for the City of Peterborough. Since then the PUG has expanded dramatically. PUG today also develops and operates electricity generation, energy equipment rentals, and commercial metering services both in Peterborough and other areas of the Province. It now has also expanded electricity and water services to a number of areas outside the City of Peterborough.