Ontario Energy Association

Ontario Energy Association

March 26, 2007 15:19 ET

Ontario Energy Association supports new Bruce line

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Environment Editor, Energy Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEWS RELEASE--(CCNMatthews - March 26, 2007) - Toronto, Ontario, March/26/2007/ PR Direct/ - The Ontario Energy Association strongly supports Hydro One's decision to act on the recommendation by the Ontario Power Authority that it move forward on planning and approvals for a new transmission line from the Bruce region.

"By ensuring that power from new renewable and nuclear generation gets to where it's needed, this line will go a long way towards ensuring the future reliability of Ontario's electricity system," said OEA President and CEO Shane Pospisil.

The preferred route for the new 500 kilovolt line follows existing rights of way and would run about 180 kilometers from Bruce to Milton. The project will be subject to both the Environmental Assessment (EA) Act and Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approvals.

"The important thing now is to get on with it," said Pospisil.

Gregor Robinson
Vice President, Policy and Government Relations
Ontario Energy Association
(416) 961-2339 ext. 226

The 170-member Ontario Energy Association (OEA) is Ontario's premier energy trade organization, representing firms and organizations involved in the transmission, distribution and marketing of natural gas; and the generation, transmission, distribution and marketing of electricity across the province. OEA members together employ about 32,000 Ontarians and last year accounted for about $34 billion in market revenues.

Contact Information

  • Gregor Robinson, Vice-President, Policy and Government RelationsOntario Energy Association, Ontario Energy Association
    Primary Phone: 416-961-2339 ext. 226
    E-mail: grobinson@energyontario.ca