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Hydro One invests $19.2 million in Haldimand County transmission station


July 21, 2015 – The $19.2 million refurbishment to the Dunnville Transmission Station in Haldimand County, Ont. has been completed, Hydro One announced.

The investment includes the building of a new station, installation of new transformers, and an additional feeder line.

“Investment in our transmission system is critical to meet the current and future needs of the communities we serve,” said Carm Marcello, president and CEO of Hydro One. “The refurbishment of this transformer station provides improved local infrastructure and capacity for the community to grow while ensuring Hydro One can continue to deliver safe and reliable electricity.”

Refurbishment to the Dunnville Transmission Station, built in 1952, began in April 2014 and was completed ahead of schedule, Hydro One said. It involved the complete removal of the original station and took approximately 25,000 construction hours to fininsh.

Hydro One delivers electricity to homes and businesses across Ontario and owns and operates Ontario’s 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities.