Hydro One invests $845 million in transmission, grid reliability for Toronto area

Hydro One completed more than $157 million in upgrades through ten transmission station projects across Toronto and the GTA in 2014 to improve reliability and replace aging infrastructure. In addition, the company plans to complete over $688 million in additional improvement and replacement work between 2015-2018.

"As stewards of Ontario's transmission system, Hydro One is committed to prudently investing in its transmission system to support our province's energy needs," said Sandy Struthers, COO & EVP Strategic Planning, Hydro One. "These investments will improve electricity reliability in Toronto and the GTA today and for the future."

Through its asset analytics tool, Hydro One is able to identify and monitor the condition of all of its critical assets and make more effective and prudent investment decisions. Replacing critical assets as they approach end of life is key in ensuring reliability.

Hydro One completed the following projects in 2014:

·      Main Transmission Station, Toronto - $9.1 million

·      Toronto Lakeshore Infrastructure Renewal - $53 million

·      Bridgman Transmission Station, Toronto - $12.3 million

·      Leaside Transmission Station, Toronto - $7.2 million

·      Basin Transmission Station, Toronto - $7 million

·      Claireville Transmission Station, Woodbridge - $5.5 million

·      Cooksville Transmission Station, Mississauga - $32.1 million

·      Manby Transmission Station, Toronto - $5.8 million

·      Gerrard Transmission Station, Toronto $10 million

·      Trafalgar Transmission Station, Oakville - $15 million

The following transmission projects are currently underway in the GTA and will be completed between 2015-2018:

·      New Clarington Transmission Station, Clarington -$295 million

·      Leaside to Bridgman Transmission Expansion (Midtown Tunnel), Toronto - $115 million

·      Richview Transmission Station, Toronto - $103 million

·      Connection of Toronto Hydro Copeland Tunnel, Toronto - $43 million

·      Manby Transmission Station, Toronto - $18 million

·      Bridgman Transmission Station, Toronto - $8.5 million

·      Trafalgar Transmission Station, Oakville - $4 million

·      Wiltshire Transmission Station, Toronto - $22 million

·      Gerrard Transmission Station, Toronto - $12 million

·      Leaside Transmission Station, Toronto - $37.5 million

·      Ellesmere Transmission Station, Toronto - $8.3 million

·      Scarboro Transmission Station, Toronto - $12.1 million

·      Carlaw Transmission Station, Toronto - $5.3 million

·      Strachan Transmission Station, Toronto - $5.2 million

Hydro One is wholly owned by the province of Ontario.

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