Our History

Read about the story of Spark and how we became who we are today through acquisitions, major milestones and defining moments.

Timeline of Spark Power

The story of Spark Power begins with perhaps the most important element there is in the world: The sun.

2009

Ontario Focuses on Clean Energy

  • The government of Ontario passes the Green Energy Act (GEA) to promote energy conservation and renewable energy production.
Spark Power (Originally Known as Spark Solar) is Formed
  • Jason Sparaga and Andrew Clark, along with Eric Waxman, create Spark Power. The name comes from a combination of Jason and Andrew’s last names (Sparaga + Clark)
  • Spark Solar soon emerges as a leader in developing community-based solar solutions.

2010

Spark Solar Develops the AGRIS Solar Co-Op

  • By securing 1000 microFIT contracts, the AGRIS Solar Co-Op provides individual Ontario farmers the opportunity to own and generate returns from solar projects located on their properties.
  • Spark Solar enters into a 20+ year agreement to manage the AGRIS Solar Co-Op.

2011

Sunny Shores Development Begins

  • Spark Solar commences development of Sunny Shores, a 14 MW feed-in tariff project in Picton, ON. Over 46,500 photovoltaic solar panels are linked across 58 hectares.

2012

Spark Solar Forms the Green Energy Co-Op (GECO)

  • Comprised of 18 solar projects with a 6,2 MW capacity, GECO allows individuals and small businesses to own and generate returns from green energy projects in their communities.
  • Spark Solar enters into a 20+ year agreement to manage GECO.
Spark Makes Its First Acquisition
  • Spark Solar acquires 50% of Northwind Solutions; a company specializing in renewable asset maintenance, operations, and monitoring.

2013

Continued Growth

  • Spark acquires the remaining 50% of Northwind Solutions

2014

Spark Power Corp. is Formed

  • Through a corporate reorganization of Spark Solar, Spark Power Corp. is formed.
Sunny Shores is Sold
  • Oakville Hydro purchases the Sunny Shores project from Spark Power.
Entering the Broader Power Services Industry
  • Spark Power acquires Rondar, a medium and high voltage management contractor based in Hamilton, ON. This boosts company headcount to approximately 100.

2015

Spark Gets Bigger

  • Spark Power acquires Pelikan, a medium and high voltage solutions provider originally located in Burlington, ON.
Spark Power Advisory Board is Formed
  • The Spark Power Advisory Board is formed to guide the company and its executives on corporate strategy, operations, and growth.

2016

Spark Power Makes Additional Acquisitions

  • Spark Power acquires the assets of Ascent Services Inc., the parent company of electrical equipment provider Lizco and medium-high voltage substation and infrastructure experts Tiltran and Tal Trees. Total company headcount surpasses 200.
Award Recognition
  • Spark Power receives the Canadian Business Excellence Award.

2017

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalists

  • Jason Sparaga and Andrew Clark are named as Ontario finalists for the 2017 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Power & Utilities & Environment category.
Additional Acquisitions
  • Spark Power acquires New Electric, an industrial low voltage electrical contractor specializing in repairs, maintenance, control panels, and automation.
  • With numerous branches throughout Southern Ontario, total company headcount is approximately 400.
New Electric Expands
  • Spark Power opens a New Electric branch in Belleville, ON.

2018

New Electric Expands Again

  • Spark Power opens a New Electric branch in London, ON.
Expanding the Commitment to Sustainable Power
  • Spark Power acquires Bullfrog Power, a leading provider of green energy to homes and businesses in Canada.
Entering Western Canada
  • Spark Power acquires Edmonton-based Orbis Engineering Field Service; specialists in power systems engineering and technical field services. Total headcount surpasses 700 people.
US Expansion
  • Spark Power enters the US market after acquiring New Electric California with branches in Fresno and Fremont.
Spark Power Goes Public
  • Spark Power joins the Toronto Stock Exchange as TSX:SPG; SPG.WT.

2019

Spark Power Enters Manitoba

  • Spark Power opens a New Electric branch in Winnipeg, MB.
The Future of Power
  • Spark Power founds and hosts the inaugural edition of The Future of Power conference at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, ON.
Additional Ontario Expansion
  • Spark Power opens a New Electric branch in Brantford, ON.
Opening the Hub
  • Tiltran and Lizco move from Tillsonburg, ON to London, ON as anchor tenants in Spark Power’s new 50,000 sq. ft. Southwestern Ontario hub.
Further US Expansion
  • Spark Power opens branches in St. Cloud, MN and San Antonio, TX.
Additional Western Expansion
  • Spark Power expands its Western Canada footprint by acquiring 3-Phase Electrical Ltd., a low voltage contracting firm based in Winnipeg, MB