Toronto Hydro recognized for its commitment to solar energy

Toronto Hydro receives award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association

TORONTO, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro is the proud recipient of the 2016 Game Changer Solar Service Excellence award from the Canadian Solar Industries Association.  This award recognizes our efforts to streamline the process of connecting solar projects to our electricity grid in order to help customers complete their projects quickly and easily.

We support renewable generation and have a team of solar experts who can help guide customers, developers and consultants through the connection process.  We work with Hydro One and the Independent Electricity System Operator to plan for future renewable projects and participate in pilot projects that advance the industry.

This award recognizes the work we're doing to support innovation while taking a customer-focused approach. With an aging infrastructure, renewable generation like solar can help increase the asset lifespan and meet peak capacity needs in the summer. This means that in the future we may see electrical assets last longer, which benefits our ratepayers.

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) is a national trade association that represents the solar energy industry throughout Canada. The Game Changer Awards recognize the excellence of the many individuals and organizations that have helped the solar energy industry mature by pursuing the path that will lead us to an even brighter future.


  • To dat‎e, Toronto Hydro has interconnected 1300 solar projects representing approximately 70MW , which is equivalent to removing roughly 32,000 homes off grid
  • In 2011, Toronto Hydro installed approximately 2,232 solar panels on top of one of our work centres, 500 Commissioners Street
  • As of 2015, Toronto Hydro has invested in 19 projects with the City of Toronto, generating 2.44 MW of capacity. This has helped reduce emissions by 255 tCO2


"We are honoured that CanSIA has recognized Toronto Hydro for its commitment to being a leader in the solar industry. Toronto Hydro continues to serve our customers and developers with the best service possible to ensure solar projects are connected efficiently and bring the most value."

-       Jack Simpson, Director, Generation and Capacity Planning, Toronto Hydro


Toronto Hydro owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 757,000 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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