Improved Redundancy and Availability of Power for Growth
June 2, 2020, Niagara-on-the-Lake – Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro is pleased to announce that its new 83 MVa transformer, designed and built in Canada, is now in operation at its Bob Cheriton York transformer station. This 83 MVa transformer replaces the previous 41.7 MVa transformer which, in a complicated arrangement, has been moved to the NOTL transformer station where it, in turn, is replacing an older 25 MVa transformer. Once the 41.7 MVa transformer is operational, expected in early fall, the NOTL transformer station will have a capacity of 91.7 MVa.
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has a peak power usage of around 60 MVa. Each transformer station will now be able to manage the full power needs of the Town; providing additional power security. This also positions the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake well for future growth.
Said Project Manager and VP Operations Kazi Marouf, “This project was a real demonstration of the importance of planning, with an emphasis on the safety of both personnel and equipment, and coordinating multiple third parties.”
This $3.5 million project, funded entirely by the operations of Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro, is part of our ongoing efforts to provide the residents and businesses of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake with the best possible service at reasonable rates.