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OPG building new ways to charge province’s transit

Driving infrastructure to electrify municipal transportation

April 27, 2021  by CM Staff

OPG Building Better Ways to Charge Province’s Transit (CNW Group/Ontario Power Generation Inc.)

TORONTO — Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is leveraging its clean electricity production and electrification expertise to help reduce transportation sector emissions.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) board recently approved a framework with OPG and Toronto Hydro for the three parties to work together to electrify TTC’s bus fleet. OPG, through a subsidiary, will design, build, operate and maintain the charging infrastructure to power the TTC’s electric bus fleet.

“Our clean electricity is ready to help decarbonize other sectors – including transportation,” said Ken Hartwick, OPG President and CEO. “As the largest utility in Ontario, we’re well-positioned to coordinate a province-wide program for charging infrastructure to reduce transit-related emissions while providing the best possible value to Ontarians.”

OPG has partnered to develop the Ivy Charging Network, Ontario’s largest EV charging network.

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As well, OPG is working with other municipal transit agencies and fleets to provide solutions to meet their EV charging infrastructure needs.


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