Hydro One & Lakeland Power Work To Resolve Reliability Issues
Today, Hydro One and Lakeland Power announced that they are developing solutions to improve reliability for customers in the Bracebridge area.
Hydro One says they will be upgrading power lines that serve Lakeland Power by increasing automation, line inspections and tree trimming to improve local power reliability. Hydro One is also proposing an alternate source of power to further reduce the frequency of power outages in the area.
Over the past couple of weeks, Lakeland Power has initiated high-level discussions with Hydro One to improve power reliability for Bracebridge.
Chris Litschko, CEO, Lakeland Power says “We are very encouraged that Hydro One has taken these reliability issues seriously. They are committed to improving and are working on proposals that will considerably improve hydro service.”
Currently, Bracebridge receives its electricity from two – 44,000-volt power lines originating from the Muskoka Transformer Station in Utterson that traverse approximately 96 kilometers through rugged terrain and thick forest making them susceptible to the elements that cause power outages.