Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources Approves Anemometer in Lake Ontario


TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro Corporation announced today that Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. ("TH Energy") has officially received final approval from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to build a wind research platform (anemometer) in Lake Ontario, approximately 1.2 km offshore. Weather permitting, construction of the platform will begin the week of October 26 and is expected to take one month to complete.

The anemometer will provide factual information about the wind resource in this area -- measuring wind speed and direction at heights between 5m to 150m using a LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device. The research study will be conducted for approximately two years and the collected wind data along with other important factors will help determine whether an offshore wind project is economically viable. TH Energy will provide updates on a quarterly basis on its website at www.torontohydroenergy.com/offshorewind

LINKS: www.torontohydroenergy.com/offshorewind


Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toronto Hydro Corporation,, is an energy services company, which owns and operates street lighting and expressway lighting assets in the City of Toronto, provides energy efficiency products and services and develops and operates renewable energy generation projects.


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SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information: For further information: Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro, tbruckmueller-wilson@torontohydro.com, W: (416) 542-2621, C: (416) 903-0440

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