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Hydro One invests $35M to deliver clean and reliable power to Kenora and the surrounding area

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Rabbit Lake Switching Station will received upgraded equipment such as breakers, switches and insulators.

TORONTO — Hydro One is investing $35 million to enhance local transmission infrastructure in Kenora and the surrounding area to improve power reliability.

This investment at the company’s Rabbit Lake Switching Station, a station serving the region, includes upgrading aging critical equipment such as breakers, switches and insulators along with installing new equipment that will provide additional flexibility to how power is managed through the station.

In order to complete this investment, a power outage is required so crews can safely complete the work. The outage will take place on Sunday, October 1 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT and affect all SYNERGY NORTH customers in Kenora. Hydro One is working with SYNERGY NORTH to coordinate the power outage and schedule it during a time when customers are using the least amount of power.

“Hydro One is committed to energizing life in Kenora and the surrounding area by ensuring clean, safe and reliable power is available for customers now and into the future. With most of the electricity system built in the 1950s and 1960s, it’s time to invest in renewing or replacing critical infrastructure,” said Andrew Spencer, Executive VP, Capital Portfolio Delivery, Hydro One. “We understand how difficult it is to be without power and thank SYNERGY NORTH customers for their patience as we complete this critical work.”

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