East-West Tie Leave to Construct

Hydro One Networks Inc.
EB-2017-0182 / EB-2017-0194

Upper Canada Transmission, Inc. is asking the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for permission to expand the electricity transmission network in the area between Wawa and Thunder Bay. This involves the construction of approximately 450 kilometres of 230 kilovolt electricity overhead transmission line connecting Wawa TS with Lakehead TS (the East-West Tie Line Project).

Hydro One Networks Inc. is asking the OEB for permission to upgrade the associated station facilities.

The applicants are also asking the OEB to approve the forms of agreement they offer to landowners to use their land for routing or construction of the proposed line and station facilities. In addition, Upper Canada Transmission, Inc. is asking the OEB to establish a Construction Work in Progress deferral account.

In 2013, the OEB designated Upper Canada Transmission, Inc. as the electricity transmitter to undertake development work for the East-West Tie Line Project. The Minister of Energy subsequently advised the OEB that the Lieutenant Governor in Council made an order effective March 4, 2016 declaring that the construction of the East-West Tie Line Project is needed as a priority project (Priority Project Designation). Important documents related to the OEB’s review of these applications, including the designation process and subsequent correspondence from the Minister can be found here: https://www.oeb.ca/industry/applications-oeb/priority-leaveconstruct/east-west-tie-leave-construct

Upper Canada Transmission, Inc. and Hydro One Networks Inc. have filed separate applications with the OEB. The OEB will hear these applications together.

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