Hydro One investing $19M to improve infrastructure in St. Catharines

Multi-year project includes upgrades to critical transmission equipment.

April 29, 2015   by PLANT Staff

TORONTO — Hydro One will spend $19 million to upgrade transmission infrastructure in St. Catherines and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The utility said the multi-year project will ensure the continued supply of safe and reliable power and increase capacity to support new growth in the area. It has started upgrading critical equipment nearing its end of life at Glendale Transformer Station (TS) in St. Catharines.

The refurbishment program will also include the replacement of conductor (wire), insulators and hardware components on the transmission line between Decew Falls Generating Station and Sir Adam Beck Generating Station #1.

Hydro One operates Ontario’s 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers.

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