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Hydro One begins $19M upgrade in St. Catharines, Ont.

The work involves upgrading critical equipment that is nearing the end of its useful life

TORONTO—Hydro One is planning a $19-million upgrade to transmission infrastructure in the City of St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

As part of this investment, Hydro One has started upgrading critical equipment that is 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.

“The refurbishment program is part of Hydro One’s ongoing investment to upgrade and maintain critical electrical infrastructure,” said Jamie Bignell, Superintendent, Provincial Lines, Hydro One. “These investments will improve reliability for our existing customers and meet the needs of the area as it continues to grow.”

Hydro One 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.

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