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|Toronto Hydro faces rising electricity demand||| Print ||
|Written by Clover Sterling|
|Tuesday, 03 April 2012 10:53|
Toronto Hydro is working to meet the huge demand of electricity that will be needed for the booming high rise buildings now under construction in the city’s downtown core,Canada news wire reports.
Toronto Hydro spokesperson Tanya Bruckmueller told the dailyplanet.com, that the utility is working with the city to meet the need with so many new buildings under construction.
“Toronto Hydro continues to make connections to these buildings,” said Bruckmueller “But what the challenge now is, is finding ways to do that safely, easier and not at so much cost”.
“Unfortunately in the downtown core, just because the development of most of our stations are at almost full capacity, we need to find stations that are further than the downtown core to feed these projects,” said Bruckmueller.
It is important to know that Toronto is seeing the most growth in terms of high-rise and new projects compare to any city in North America, she said.
“We are looking to connect these customers on a system that is already old. Part of what Toronto Hydro is applying for, is for the money to continue to upgrade and modernized the grid.”
“As well, customers need to be aware that the old infrastructure requires maintenance and or replacement “said Bruckmuellr.
Poweer use varies from day to day in the city, she said, but high demand is during the summer time anywhere, she said.
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