Oct 16, 2009
The project: Hydro One is investing approximately $8 million in infrastructure improvements between Blue Mountain and Stayner this fall, as part of its overall plan to increase capacity to the Southern Georgian Bay area. The upgrades will benefit the Towns of Collingwood and Blue Mountain, and expand capacity for the entire region, including the area's ski areas. Interview: Laurie Skinner, Superintendent for the Georgian Bay area will be available for interviews about the project, which will improve reliability both to the towns and the ski resorts and to all Hydro One residential and commercial customers in the area, and support the region's ability to grow. Agenda: 11:00 am, Oct. 19, 2009: Journalists are invited to meet at the work trailers across the road (County Road 91) from the Hydro One Transmission Station in Stayner for a short briefing on the work to take place. Stayner TS can be reached by taking Highway 26 from Barrie to Stayner (look for the transmission line). 11:30 am: Photo and interview opportunities near Collingwood airport where crews will be installing new equipment and hydro poles.
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.
For further information: Danièle Gauvin, Hydro One Media Relations, (416) 846-4174; or Hydro One Media Relations, 24 hours a day, at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or (416) 345-6868