Hydro One Selects Preferred Route For The New Chatham To Lakeshore Transmission Line

Thursday February 25th, 2021

Posted at 6:47pm

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Hydro One has selected the preferred route for the Chatham to Lakeshore Transmission Line.

Officials say that this decision was guided by extensive community engagement and input received from First Nations and Haudenosaunee communities, government agencies, elected officials, interest groups and businesses, as well as the collection of environmental and technical information, as part of the Class Environmental Assessment process.

The Chatham to Lakeshore Transmission Line will increase the amount of available power to the region by approximately 400 megawatts, the equivalent of energizing a community the size of Windsor.

To meet growing demand for electricity, Hydro One has constructed two new transmission stations in Leamington and is currently building two additional high-voltage transmission stations in the region. Through these investments, Hydro One plans to build a safe, strong and reliable transmission network to support residents, local jobs and fast-growing industries heavily dependent on electricity, including the agricultural and food processing sectors.

Residents are invited to learn more about how the route was selected and provide feedback on the project by visiting the online open house and attending a live virtual presentation and discussion on March 11th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

More information about the Chatham to Lakeshore Transmission Line and Class Environmental Assessment can be found at www.HydroOne.com/Chatham-to-Lakeshore.

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