$10 million investment in Cobden will ensure continued electricity reliability to the area

TORONTO, March 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Hydro One announced today that work has started to replace two transformers at the Cobden Transformer Station. The transformers have served the area for more than 60 years and are reaching end of life. The replacement of the two transformers will ensure the continued reliability for decades to come.

"The equipment being replaced has served Ontario well for more than six decades, but as stewards of the system, it is time to make this investment to ensure the continued safe, reliable supply of electricity that the people of Ontario count on Hydro One for," said Andrew Stenning, Vice President, Stations and Operating.

The station serves more than 8,300 Hydro One customers in the area. The replacement work is not expected to require any planned power outages to customers. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of 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 122,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

SOURCE Hydro One Inc.

For further information: contact Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is www.HydroOne.com.

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