Transmission line conductor replacement of Circuits M30A/M31A in Ottawa
Hydro One crews have begun construction on the transmission line conductor replacement of Circuits M30A/M31A. These circuits are a vital connection point for Hydro One and Ottawa Hydro and supply electricity to the Ottawa region.
These transmission circuits travel along the Hydro One corridor between the Hawthorne Transmission Station (TS) and Merivale TS.
The project involves the replacement of the existing conductor (wire), reinforcement of the existing transmission structures where necessary and the installation of temporary bypass structures to facilitate the construction process. Work will be carried out within the existing transmission corridor and, where possible, access to the transmission structures will be gained using existing roads, transmission corridor and trails. There will be little noticeable difference in this transmission line after the project has been completed and no residential outages are planned.
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This transmission line refurbishment was subject to the
Class Environmental Assessment for Minor Transmission Facilities (2022), in accordance with the
Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The Class EA is a streamlined planning process that has proven effective in ensuring that minor transmission projects that have a predictable range of effects have feasible environmental mitigation and/or protection measures in place.
A Class Environmental Assessment for Minor Transmission Facilities was completed for this project in July 2020.
Community engagement and consultation is important to Hydro One. We are committed to keeping community members informed about important infrastructure projects like this one. Hydro One hosted a community information centre on November 2, 2021.
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Download the information panels presented at the Community Information Centre