January 18, 2024
Alectra Utilities made a significant investment of $5 million in Aurora to strengthen and modernize the power grid in response to growing customer electricity demands.
With parts of Aurora’s system nearing the end of its life cycle, Alectra took steps proactively to renew deteriorating infrastructure. These upgrades are essential to maintain reliability and stabilize the existing system to reduce outage impacts in the community.
Alectra has introduced new technologies to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. One of those technologies is an innovative process called cable injection, which repairs, protects, and extends the life of underground cables without digging them up. For every kilometre of cable injection, Alectra avoids approximately 13 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To date, Alectra has injected more than 820 km of underground cable across its service territories, avoiding over 10,000 tonnes of GHG emissions.
In 2023, Alectra invested in significant capital renewal projects impacting 2,508 customers in Aurora, including:
- $2.3M to replace underground cables in Golf Links Area.
- $335,000 to rehabilitate cables in the Willow Farm Lane Area
- $1.9M to replace underground cables in the Batson Drive Area
- $330,000 to renew old infrastructure including poles, transformers, switchgear renewal and new automation
Alectra Utilities is committed to investing in the electricity grid across all 17 communities it serves to support growth and to continue to provide safe and reliable service.