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Week of April 21 - April 27, 2014



Congratulations Toronto! Electricity consumption dropped approximately 6 per cent during Earth Hour

Toronto Hydro is pleased to report that the city dropped 178 megawatts (MW) of electricity during Earth Hour. This is equivalent to removing about 80,100 homes off of Toronto's electricity grid.

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Toronto Hydro Corporation Releases its Fourth Quarter Financial Results

Toronto Hydro Corporation announced that it has filed with Canadian securities regulators its Consolidated Financial Statements and related Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2013, prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("US GAAP"), including the application of rate-regulated accounting policies, presented in Canadian dollars. 

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Toronto Hydro reports that 2014 electricity rates have been approved and will only result in a modest increase to customers

Toronto Hydro is pleased to report that the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") has approved the 2014 electricity rates resulting  in only a modest increase of approximately one dollar per month for the average residential customer*.

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Toronto Hydro offers customers a chance to "Have their say"

Customers can learn about and provide feedback on the utility’s 2015-2019 distribution system plan and its anticipated impact on electricity bills at TorontoHydroWorkbook.com  As part of the rate-setting process at the Ontario Energy Board, Toronto Hydro is asking Torontonians to voice their opinions on the company’s distribution system plan for 2015 to 2019.

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Knock Knock. Who's there? Energy company.
Energy company who?


If you are approached to sign or renew a gas or electricity contract for your home or small business, it's important to know who you're dealing with. Watch this video to make sure you have the information you need to make informed decisions.

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How Toronto Hydro is Constructing Canada's 2nd Underground Transformer Station

To alleviate strain on the grid and to make room for new construction, Toronto Hydro is building its first transformer station since the 1950s! The station will add enough electrical capacity to power the equivalent of 70 skyscrapers. For more information about Copeland Station, visit the Copeland page.

What's That? That's Neat. Toronto Hydro visual trivia showcases work around the city   

This may seem like a pretty mundane item, but this cone-shaped wildlife guard saves lives.  It saves the lives of hundreds of animals - like raccoons and squirrels - from meeting an untimely death.  These guards are attached above pole-top transformers.

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About the Panel

On January 9, 2014, Anthony Haines, Toronto Hydro President and Chief Executive Officer announced the creation of a panel to review Toronto Hydro's storm response, including electricity grid design and emergency response; urban forestry issues, and customer communications. The review will be facilitated by Davies Consulting which is a leading energy industry consulting firm with expertise in emergency management.

The panel is chaired by David J. McFadden Q.C. who is recognized for his leadership in the energy sector and who has served on the Ontario Distribution Sector Review Panel, the U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force that investigated the 2003 blackout, and his work on the deployment of smart grid technology in Ontario.

Panel members:

  • Sean Conway of Ryerson University's Centre for Urban Energy (CUE). He joined CUE as a Distinguished Research Fellow in February 2012. Mr Conway is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).
  • Joe Pennachetti is the City Manager for the City of Toronto overseeing the delivery of more than 40 major services to a population of 2.7 million people. Mr. Pennachetti is a certified general accountant and a member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario and a fellow (FCGA) of the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. 
  • Carlos Torres is the vice president of Emergency Management at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Incorporated. Mr. Torres is a member of the Contingency Planning Exchange as well as on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Greater New York.

Town Hall meetings were held on Thursday, March 6 to gain the public's feedback. The panel has posted the scope of it's study on the City of Toronto's website.

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