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Hydro One and Alectra announce major investments to strengthen electricity infrastructure and improve local reliability in the Hamilton area

Today Hydro One Networks Inc. (Hydro One), Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution company, and Alectra Utilities announced they expect to complete approximately $250 million of work in the Hamilton area by 2022 to upgrade local electricity infrastructure and improve service reliability. As part of these plans to strengthen the electricity grid in the Hamilton…

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Alectra working to restore power across its service territory

HAMILTON – Freezing rain, wet snow and high winds are damaging powerlines as a result of tree contacts and causing numerous outages. Across the service territory approximately 18,600 homes and businesses are without power. Most outages are in the Hamilton and St. Catharines areas. Alectra emergency crews are gradually restoring  power as repair work proceeds,…

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Alectra Utilities President – Max Cananzi – receives Sustainability Leadership award from Canadian Electricity Association

Max Cananzi, President, Alectra Utilities was presented with the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) 2019 Individual Leadership on Sustainability award in recognition of achievements and promoting sustainability broadly and locally within the electricity sector. The CEA recognized organizations demonstrating innovation, leadership and transformation that are critical to creating a sustainable electricity industry at the annual Powering…

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Alectra working to restore power across its service territory

Alectra Utilities deployed dozens of powerline maintainers overnight to restore service to more than 22,322 homes and businesses who experienced power disruptions due to high winds that began late last night. Weather-related power outages were reported across Alectra’s service territory with the majority of outages concentrated in the Hamilton and St. Catharines areas. As of…

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Alectra commits to 20 per cent reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our planet and everyone has a role to play in solving it. That’s why Alectra has committed to a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2026 (from 2016 levels) – a reduction of almost 2,000 tonnes of GHGs in seven years. With…

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Investments in the local electricity grid will help provide reliable service for Dundas

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…

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Ontario’s first ever local electricity market is coming to Alectra

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is launching Ontario’s first ever local electricity market in York Region, with support from Alectra Utilities and Natural Resources Canada, in an effort to save costs and find affordable alternatives to building new transmission infrastructure. The local electricity market will allow resources like solar panels, energy storage, and consumers…

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Attention Alectra customers: voltage reduction tests for July 18

Although not expected to negatively impact homes and businesses in its service territory, Alectra Utilities is notifying customers of province-wide voltage reductions tests planned by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for Thursday, July 18, 2019. There will be two tests conducted on that day; a three per cent voltage reduction starting at 10 –…

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Alectra celebrates the first National Lineworker Appreciation Day

Alectra Utilities is joining electricity companies across Canada to recognize July 10 as the industry-wide celebration of Canadian lineworkers. National Lineworker Appreciation Day was established by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) to honour the highly trained men and women who maintain a complex electricity grid and work efficiently, safely and collaboratively to keep power on…

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