BRACING THE STORM
In May, Hydro One crews responded to a devastating storm that left more than 890,000 customers without power across Ontario. The damage – which included a record 2,000 broken poles, 500 damaged transformers, and five downed transmission towers – was unprecedented.
In December, another storm brought high winds and a significant amount of snow, leaving hundreds of thousands of Ontarians without power with crews working over the holidays to repair the damage. As power workers worked tirelessly to make repairs and rebuild local electricity infrastructure, it is a stark reminder that storms are getting worse and investments are needed to strengthen the grid and prepare for climate change.
Hydro One is making proactive investments to improve the resilience of the electricity system through innovative solutions, such as increasing automation on our distribution system and investing in taller and stronger poles to withstand more severe weather.
HYDRO ONE’S 2023-2027 INVESTMENT PLAN
Informed by customer feedback, the 2023-2027 Investment Plan will reduce the impacts of power outages, renew and replace critical transmission and distribution infrastructure, enable economic growth, and prepare the grid for climate change. The Ontario Energy Board approved the settlement agreement for Hydro One’s Joint Rate Application, which includes the Investment Plan, in November.
Click here to read Hydro One's feature story in the spring issue of The Distributor.