From flash flooding in the south to forest fires in the north, climate change is making an impact in Ontario. Storms are becoming more frequent and increasingly severe, threatening electricity infrastructure on a more regular basis. To prepare for the impacts of climate change, and to improve power resiliency and reliability for its customers, Hydro One is looking at hardening, renewing and replacing infrastructure.
With a service territory spanning every corner of the province, Hydro One customers in some rural areas experience more power outages than those in urban areas. Between 2018 and 2020, an average of more than 100,000 Hydro One customers in hard-to-reach communities experienced more than 48 hours without power each year.
Hydro One is committed to improving service to customers no matter where they live. With new technology available that can reduce the impact of power outages, Hydro One is looking at opportunities to upgrade equipment to improve reliability and resiliency, support a growing economy, the shift to electrification and provide greater customer choice.
Read the winter issue of The Distributor magazine (page 12) to read the full article on investing in a reliable and more resilient electricity system.