Any corporation, incorporated for or engaged in the business of manufacturing, distributing or using electricity for purposes of light, heat, power or other lawful purposes, or supplying gas for any or all of said purposes, which has consolidated with or merged into itself, or consolidates with or merges into itself, any other corporation, in accordance with the provisions of its charter and of the statutes, may record in the office of the Secretary of the State the agreement of such consolidation or merger. When such agreement has been so recorded, it shall not be necessary to record the same in the towns where the property of such consolidating companies or such companies so being merged is located, but the same shall be valid and effectual notice of the facts therein set forth, provided a certificate shall be filed in the office of the town clerk of each town where the property of any such consolidating companies or of such companies so being merged is located, setting forth the names of the consolidating company and the companies so consolidated or the name of the company into which such companies owning such property may have become merged and the names of such companies, the date of such agreement and the fact that the same has been filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of the State. The clerk of any town where any such certificate is filed shall record the same.