Electricity infrastructure in Brampton set to receive millions in upgrades
Published April 17, 2023 at 1:56 pm
Alectra Utilities recently announced that it’s investing millions to reinforce the power grid in Brampton.
Today (April 17), the utility company announced plans to invest $18.7 million to construct and renew infrastructure that’s at the end of its lifecycle.
“With parts of Brampton`s system reaching the end of its life cycle, renewing the deteriorating infrastructure is necessary to maintain reliability,” the company said in a news release.
“This series of infrastructure upgrades will stabilize the existing system and reduce outage impacts in the community.”
This year, investments will include $9.2M to renew infrastructure (including switchgear equipment, poles, and transformers) in Central North Brampton, $2.3M to renew old infrastructure on Hansen Road, $4.3M to rehabilitate underground cable at Bovaird-Dixie-Queen-Hwy 410 Brampton and Kennedy-Wanless-Main, Bovaird-Dixie-Queen-Hwy 410, $1.7M to construct new feeder lines on Egress Salvation Road to Wanless Drive and $1.15M to upgrade net new automated devices for faster restoration in Central North Brampton.
Alectra says these upgrades, once complete, will stabilize the existing system and reduce outages.