Hydro One Networks Inc. is asking the Ontario Energy Board for permission to construct approximately 49 kilometres of 230 kilovolt double-circuit transmission line between Chatham Switching Station and Lakeshore Transformer Station and associated station facilities to connect the new transmission line at the terminal stations. The work will be completed in the municipalities of Chatham-Kent and Lakeshore and county of Essex.
Hydro One Networks Inc. is also asking the Ontario Energy Board to approve the form of agreement it offers to landowners to use their land for routing or construction of the proposed line.
Hydro One Networks Inc. states that the transmission line and associated facilities are required to meet expected electricity demand growth in the Kingsville-Leamington area in southwestern Ontario and that the Lieutenant Governor in Council has declared that the project is needed as a priority project.
See additional background documents: Priority transmission projects