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Project Description:

Hydro One Networks Inc. has completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to reinforce its existing 115 kilovolt transmission infrastructure which connects the municipalities of Kapuskasing, Moonbeam, Fauquier-Strickland, and Smooth Rock Falls. Through the Class EA screening process, the project was assessed as having insignificant environmental effects.


To ensure that the area continues to receive a safe and reliable supply of electricity, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) identified the need to upgrade two sections of transmission line, shown on the project maps:

  1. Spruce Falls Junction (JCT) to Carmichael Falls JCT, from Kapuskasing to Fauquier-Strickland; and

  2. Gemini Smooth Rock Falls JCT to H9K Structure 127A JCT, in Smooth Rock Falls.


As part of this project, Hydro One will replace the conductor (wire) along the existing right-of-way and a number of aging/damaged wood pole structures. In addition, to accommodate the new conductor, the height of some poles may need to be increased and some new wood poles may be required. The locations for these pole modification and additions will be identified during the detailed engineering and design phase following completion of the Class EA.

M
ore information is available in the Notice of Commencement, which was published on July 27, 2017 in the Kapuskasing Northern Times newspaper. Please click here to see the French version and click here to see the English version.


Project Location & Profile:

Circuit H9K connects the municipalities of Kapuskasing, Moonbeam, Fauquier-Strickland, and Smooth Rock Falls. Click here to view the project map.


Project Need:

To ensure that the area continues to receive a safe and reliable supply of electricity, the IESO identified the need to upgrade two sections of transmission line, shown on the project maps:

  1. ​Spruce Falls JCT to Carmichael Falls JCT, from Kapuskasing to Fauquier-Strickland; and

  2. Gemini Smooth Rock Falls JCT to H9K Structure 127A JCT, in Smooth Rock Falls.


Timeline:

The project schedule is currently under review based on other work in the area. An update will be shared as soon as it's available.


If you wish to be added to the project contact list to receive project updates, please contact:

Melissa Fast
Community Relations
Hydro One Networks Inc.

Tel: 1-877-345-6799
Fax: 416-345-6984

 
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