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PowerON to design, build and operate charging and electrical infrastructure for the TTC

PowerON, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), supports large-scale electrification projects by providing turnkey solutions.

February 14, 2022   by CM Staff

PowerON Energy Solutions and the Toronto Transit Commission are working together on transit electrification. (CNW Group/Ontario Power Generation Inc.)

TORONTO — On Feb. 11, PowerON Energy Solutions and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) announced that they will be working together to build charging infrastructure.

On Feb. 10, the TTC’s Board voted to enter into a 20-year agreement with PowerON to help decarbonize Toronto’s bus fleet.

Under the agreement, PowerON will design, build, co-invest, and operate the charging and related electrical infrastructure to support electrification of the TTC, including its fleet and facilities.

PowerON, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), supports large-scale electrification projects by providing turnkey solutions encompassing all electrical infrastructure from the electricity grid connection to vehicle chargers, including:

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  • Infrastructure delivery and project management;
  • On-site generation, battery storage and back-up power; and,
  • Smart charging and energy management.

Vehicle electrification is a key component of the City of Toronto’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which targets net zero production of greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The transition of TTC’s bus fleet to 100 per cent zero-emissions technology by 2040 will significantly advance the TTC and City’s innovation and sustainability objectives.

Planning work for infrastructure installation is currently underway with construction slated to begin in 2022. The TTC operates the largest eBus fleet in North America and, together with PowerON, is leading the charge to electrify transit.