TORONTO, May 27 /CNW/ - Hydro One announced today the appointment of Dan
Santerre as Director of Hydro One Remote Communities Inc., which distributes
electricity to remote communities in Northern Ontario.
Mr. Santerre was formerly the Distribution Superintendent of Lines,
Northwest Region, of Hydro One Networks. He has 25 years of experience as a
Hydro One employee in Northwestern Ontario, and is well acquainted with
challenges of serving the northern and remote communities.
"Dan Santerre has in-depth knowledge of customer needs and line-related
challenges in Northwestern Ontario, and I'm pleased to announce his
appointment as Director of Hydro One Remote Communities," said Myles D'Arcey,
President and CEO of Hydro One Remote Communities Inc.
Born in Geraldton, Ontario, Dan graduated from Geraldton Composite High
School and attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks where he
graduated with a BA majoring in History. He joined Ontario Hydro in 1984 and
has worked in many roles during his career at Ontario Hydro/Hydro One,
including lineman, health and safety specialist, and most recently Provincial
Hydro One Remote Communities Inc. operates 18 small, regulated generation
and distribution systems in 20 remote communities across Northern Ontario that
are not connected to Ontario's electricity grid. Many of these communities are
only accessible via air transportation or winter roads.
Hydro One Remote Communities is a subsidiary of Hydro One. Hydro One
delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses
across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 km
high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large
industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 123,000 km low-voltage
distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and
smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the
Province of Ontario.