York Region Electric Supply Proceeding

Case number
EB-2005-0315
Launched
Sector
Electricity
Status
Archived
Details

Demand for electricity in York Region has grown beyond the capacity of existing electricity infrastructure serving the Region. The Board has directed the utilities serving York Region – Hydro One Networks Inc., Newmarket Hydro and PowerStream Inc. – (the “York Region Utilities”) to identify the optimal transmission and/or distribution infrastructure investment to serve York Region. At the same time, the Ontario Power Authority (the “OPA”) led public meetings and established working groups to engage local stakeholders in the OPA’s identification of solutions to the York Region supply issue.

On June 29, 2005 the York Region Utilities advised the Board in writing that the preferred solution involves the installation of a new transformer station at the Holland Junction transmission point in the Township of King with associated distribution feeder lines (the “Holland Junction Proposal”).

On September 30, 2005, the OPA’s evidence indicated that the preferred option, in the immediate term, is the Holland Junction Proposal. The OPA also stated that they will be pursuing opportunities for conservation and demand management in York Region.

Updates

Date Issue / Document
July 11, 2008

The October 15th 2007 Phase II Northern York Region Report prepared by the Ontario Power Authority noted that it would provide additional information on LDC Conservation activities for 2008 and 2009. This report captures the Conservation efforts put forward by the LDCs in 2007 and what has been planned for 2008 as of the date of this report.

October 15, 2007

In response to the Board’s request on April 20, 2007, OPA filed its second phase of a three year plan to address the possible overloading at the Armitage Transformer Station.

June 25, 2007

The Board on June 25, 2007 acknowledged the OPA’s filing dated May 31, 2007 of the first phase of the remedial action plan to address the electricity requirements in Northern York Region for the summer of 2007. The Board requested to be informed as to OPA’s progress of implementing this plan.

April 20, 2007

The Board’s letter dated April 20, 2007 requested that the OPA develop a three year plan to address the potential overloading at Armitage TS. The OPA is to provide both short term (summer of 2007) and long term plans since the new transformer station (Holland Junction TS) is expected to be in-service by the end of 2009).

April 10, 2007

In response to the Board’s letter dated March 26, 2007 letter, the following responses were received:

March 26, 2007

Three letters were sent from the Board to the OPA; York Region Distributors [Hydro One Networks (Distribution), Power Stream Inc., and Newmarket Hydro Ltd.]; Hydro One Network (Transmission).

October 20, 2005

Notice of Application and map showing the proposed Holland Junction TS and surrounding power supply facilities in York Region.

September 30, 2005

Letter and report from the Ontario Power Authority to the Board advising the Board of their recommended solution for electrical supply to York Region.

July 25, 2005

Letter from the Board to the Ontario Power Authority requesting that the OPA to provide evidence on the options to serve York Region.

June 29, 2005

Collective response from the York Region LDCs and Hydro One advising the Board of their preferred solution for electrical supply to York Region.

June 15, 2005

Letter from the Board to Hydro One’s Distribution Unit asking for comments on a distribution option outlined in Hydro One’s April 15, 2005 report on “Hydro One’s Transmission System adequacy in Ontario”.

June 8, 2005

Letter from the Board to the York Region local distribution companies (LDC’s) asking that the LDC’s comment on a distribution option outlined in Hydro One’s April 15, 2005 report on “Hydro One’s Transmission System adequacy in Ontario”.

April 15, 2005

Response from Hydro One to the Board’s February 18, 2005 letter.

February 18, 2005

Letter from Board to Hydro One asking for a review of Hydro One’s Transmission System Adequacy in Ontario.