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June 21, 2021
2 min. read
Reliable electricity is the backbone to support local growth
We are proud to live and work across this province. We see how fast it’s growing and that needs are changing every day.
That’s why we’re committed to energizing Ontario and building a grid for the future. We are planning for the future needs of these communities in order to support economic development and jobs.
We know that Hydro One plays a critical role in ensuring that the network is built to handle the evolving needs of residents, businesses and industries.
Southwestern Ontario is booming
In southwestern Ontario especially, there has been an impressive boom in local growth over recent years. This is largely due to a growing agriculture industry in the region.
As the region prepares for its bright future — becoming known for its innovation and being one of North America’s agricultural and manufacturing hubs — Hydro One is committed to powering the economies and communities it serves every step of the way.
By 2026, the demand for power in southwestern Ontario is expected to triple, as forecasted by the IESO.
A strong and reliable electricity system is what businesses need; it’s what attracts and retains the best minds and businesses right here in Ontario. It enables these local businesses to thrive and draw future industry — making Ontario an attractive innovation and manufacturing hub.
Planning infrastructure ahead to support local economies
Through the challenges of the pandemic, we saw how important it is to keep local supply chains strong and manufacturing moving, especially when it comes to growing and producing food locally. The projects we have underway in the region will support local jobs, supply chains and economic recovery.
Southwestern Ontario’s border crossing handles one-third of all Canada-US trade — that’s more than $300 million per day.
The future is moving towards electrification, with more small storage and local generation options. We’re planning ahead so that our infrastructure is there to deliver power when and where it’s needed.
We know how important it is to ensure a safe and reliable supply of energy is available. That’s why we’re energizing Ontario and building a grid for the future.
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June 2, 2021
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