Electrical Line RSS Feed Upgrading Ontario's Electricity Transmission System Creates Over 100 Jobs

    Upgrades to Ontario's electricity transmission system are creating 115 new skilled construction jobs and helping to unlock new opportunities for clean energy projects.

    Ontario is renewing and rebuilding more than 80 per cent of the province's aging electricity infrastructure. This is improving system reliability, making it easier to connect more clean energy projects and creating good jobs.

    As part of this system overhaul, Hydro One is upgrading five major transformer stations:

    • Hearn Switching Station (Toronto)
    • Leaside Transformer Station (Toronto)
    • Manby Transformer Station (Toronto)
    • Hawthorne Transformer Station (Ottawa-area)
    • Allanburg Transformer Station (Niagara)

    Along with creating new construction jobs, each project will involve apprentice electricians. Hydro One employs more than 600 apprentices, including electricians, millwrights, mechanics and powerline technicians.

    These upgrades will enable up to 600 megawatts of new transmission capacity, which will help bring more clean energy projects online - enough electricity to power 180,000 homes.

    Building a clean energy system that supports healthier families, a healthier environment and a healthier economy is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create and support jobs for Ontario families while ensuring we have the electricity we need to power our homes, schools, hospitals and our economy.

    SOURCE: Ontario Newsroom


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