Work has recently been completed in the Dalton Road area of Timmins to upgrade existing distribution lines to a higher voltage allowing the elimination of a local distribution station in the area. Some remaining clean-up work, involving removal of old poles and substation equipment remains to be completed in early 2015.
In 2015, similar work is planned for the North Porcupine area and is the final stage of a multi-year upgrade plan that started in 2004 at total cost of $32 million. This investment has resulted in improved system reliability and better outage management in the City of Timmins and the standardization of the entire electrical distribution network.
"Investing prudently in our distribution system is critical to ensure local electricity needs are being met for today and for the future," said Carm Marcello, President and CEO, Hydro One. "The work in Timmins achieved our goals of modernizing the system and improving efficiency of local operations."
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario, and owns and 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 and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.