HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Residents and business-owners in Dundas rely on their electricity service to be there when they need it. Like most things, our electricity distribution system needs attention now and then, and Alectra Utilities is investing approximately $8 million in 2019 to renew and upgrade our equipment serving Dundas.
Alectra Utilities has allocated approximately $150 million in 2019 in order to renew poles, power lines, switches and transformers across the entire service territory.
This final stage of a three-phase project will primarily run along Park Street, Dundas Street, Hatt Street and Govenors Road replacing the old 4 kilovolt (kV) system, with new, higher voltage 27.6 kV capacity. The $8 million dollar investment in Dundas is part of a five-year infrastructure commitment.
The proactive upgrades include:
Installation of 291 poles
Replacement of 25.2 km of overhead powerline conductor
Installation of 91 transformers and 16 switches
Alectra Utilities is investing in improving the electricity grid in communities across its service territory throughout 2019 to support local growth and to continue to provide safe and reliable service.
Serving more than one million homes and businesses in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe area, Alectra Utilities is now the largest municipally-owned electric utility in Canada, based on the total number of customers served. We contribute to the economic growth and vibrancy of the 17 communities we serve by investing in essential energy infrastructure, delivering a safe and reliable supply of electricity, and providing innovative energy solutions.
Our mission is to be an energy ally, helping our customers and the communities we serve to discover the possibilities of tomorrow's energy future.
SOURCE Alectra Utilities Corporation
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