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2. Hydro One’s Metro Toronto Northern Sub-region Needs Screening — Completed June 11, 2014 • The net demand forecast did not identify any station capacity issues within the study period • No further action is recommended at this time • The Metro Toronto Northern Sub-region Needs Screening did not impact Toronto Hydro’s Distribution System Plan 3. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) North-western Sub-region Needs Screening — Completed June 27, 2014 • Transformer stations and transmission facilities in the sub-region have sufficient capacity to accommodate the expected load over the study period • There is no impact to our Distribution System Plan as a result of the GTA North-western Sub-region Needs Screening RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Grid technologies are rapidly evolving and changing the way utilities across Canada manage electricity and various grid challenges. It’s important for Toronto Hydro to take advantage of technological advancements that will improve service reliability. Management approach to research and development activity Corresponds with Toronto Hydro’s Material Aspect: Grid Investment Toronto Hydro does not perform research and development work directly, but we do innovate by participating in pilot projects that test available technologies for system automation, demand response, protection, energy storage and electric vehicles. We select projects based on their ability to provide near-term grid benefits including faster outage restoration, extended asset lifetime, and improved power quality. Our selection criteria also considers the internal resources required to complete the various projects. We collaborate with industry players, including developers, government, MaRS Discovery District, and Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE), to assess which technologies and processes have applications for our distribution grid assets and customer needs. 26 TORONTO HYDRO 2014 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT


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