Where do Toronto Hydro transformers go?

TORONTO, July 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Peacefully and having lived a long and full life, Transformer was removed from the field. Transformer had a passion for public service and was known to work long hours in all types of weather.  Installed many years ago, Transformer will be sadly missed by friends and family, especially Pole and Powerline.  He will be laid to rest at 500 Commissioners Street in the transformer graveyard in the company of friends, young and old.

To learn more about the Toronto Hydro transformer graveyard view a quick tour of the graveyard on the Toronto Hydro YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/torontohydro

Sending transformers onto a new life instead of a landfill is just one way Toronto Hydro demonstrates corporate responsibility.  Learn about our other initiatives at www.torontohydro.com/responsibility.

About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 709,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario.

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Video with caption: "Video: Where do Toronto Hydro transformers go?". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddGgFLZ0aMk

Image with caption: "At one of Toronto Hydro's 'transformer graveyards' (this one at 500 Commissioners Street), a transformer waits for the next chapter of its life to begin. It is one of many transformers that have failed or been retired from the system. Parts are recycled, potentially reincarnated as future transformers. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120727_C3238_PHOTO_EN_16479.jpg

SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information:

Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
E: Tbruckmueller@torontohydro.com
W: 416-542-2621
C: 416-903-0440


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