Hydro One, Ontario's public electricity generation company, is overhauling three Toronto-area transformer stations as part of
province-wide updates to 80 per cent of the generating system
The Leaside, Hearn and Manby transformers will be completely rebuilt by 2013, in a move a spokesperson for the utility says will enhance the environmental sustainability of the plants. "All three projects will be more reliable and efficient because Hydro One is replacing old equipment and technology with new equipment. The upgrades to all three projects will also support future renewable generation connection," writes Tiziana Baccega Rosa of Hydro One's media relations department.
The reconstruction will create approximately 65 direct jobs during the construction phase, as well as offering apprenticeship electrician opportunities.
Writer: Edward Keenan
Source: Tiziana Baccega Rosa, Hydro One