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Hydro One building infrastructure in northeast and eastern Ontario

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Hydro One will develop and build three new priority transmission lines to meet growing electricity demand in northeast and eastern Ontario. The three priority transmission lines will meet the needs of new and growing industries and help attract future jobs in these regions.

Hydro One and First Nations have been collaborating on early planning and will build the projects together.

“Hydro One is pleased to work with Indigenous communities in the region and the government of Ontario to build these critical infrastructure projects that will help unlock Ontario’s clean energy future,” said David Lebeter, president and CEO, Hydro One. “With our long history of building and operating transmission lines in the province, we are confident that our resilient electricity network will enable unprecedented investments in the clean energy value chain, including clean steelmaking, mining, manufacturing and other sectors.”

The three priority transmission projects will expand capacity needed by several sectors including transportation, mining, steel, and manufacturing. The three designated priority projects are:

  • Mississagi to Third Line – an approximately 75 km, 230-kilovolt transmission line between Mississagi Transformer Station (west of Sudbury) and Third Line Transformer Station (Sault Ste. Marie)
  • Hanmer to Mississagi Line – an approximately 205 km, 500-kilovolt transmission line between Hanmer Transformer Station (Greater Sudbury) and Mississagi Transformer Station (west of Sudbury)
  • Greater Toronto Area East Line – an approximately 50 km, 230-kilovolt transmission line between either Cherrywood Transformer Station (Pickering) or Clarington Transformer Station (Oshawa) and Dobbin Transformer Station (Peterborough)

“Atikameksheng Anishnawbek has always looked to the future as guidepost in our growth and evolution as a community,” said Gimaa Craig Nootchtai, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.. “We are elated that our Sister Nations along the North Shore have worked diligently in concert with us and Hydro One to bring these two transmission lines to fruition.

“We remain committed to our partnership with Hydro One and we thank them for the future benefits this project will bring to all our communities.”

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has recommended that the three new transmission lines come into service no later than 2029.

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“Atikameksheng Anishnawbek has always looked to the future as guidepost in our growth and evolution as a community,” said Gimaa Craig Nootchtai, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. “We are elated that our Sister Nations along the North Shore have worked diligently in concert with us and Hydro One to bring these two transmission lines to fruition.

“We remain committed to our partnership with Hydro One and we thank them for the future benefits this project will bring to all our communities.”

“The leadership of Batchewana First Nation are focused on accommodating the diverse needs of our communities. The equity partnership with Hydro One allows us to meet the growing electricity demands throughout our territories. We are encouraged to see the project advancing as quickly as it is and look forward to promoting future jobs for our people in this sector,” said Chief Mark McCoy, Batchewana First Nation.

“We’re building a made-in-Ontario supply chain that’s connecting the province’s critical minerals and clean steel in the north, to auto makers and battery manufacturers across Ontario,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy. “These three new transmission lines will power that vision, helping to electrify Algoma Steel’s conversion to electric arc furnace as well as new homes, critical mineral development, and other job creators in northeast and eastern Ontario.”

“Sault Ste. Marie is well-positioned for economic progress and population increases in the coming years,” said Matthew Shoemaker, Mayor, Sault Ste. Marie. “The designation of the transmission lines to Hydro One, from Sault Ste. Marie to Sudbury, with local First Nation partners, will help both decarbonize our local industries and make future job-creating investments in our region possible. This announcement represents badly needed progress, and I look forward to future projects supporting Sault Ste. Marie and all of Northern Ontario.”

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