Starting on November 26, 2021, Hydro Ottawa will be performing protection and control upgrades to the equipment inside the Lincoln Heights substation. They estimate that this project will be completed on May 31, 2022. It is also anticipated that a short planned power outage may be necessary during the course of this work.
In the current environment, they recognize that this is a sensitive time and understand that construction activities and power outages can be very disruptive. Their goal with this work is to maintain the electricity system so they can prevent larger and longer unplanned outages from occurring in the future. Please be assured that scheduling of this work and any power outage has been thoroughly reviewed and will move forward with our customers’ best interest in mind.
Overall, they expect that this work will cause little disruption to the community. Residents may notice increased construction presence throughout the duration of the project, including construction vehicles. Traffic control will be implemented if necessary to ensure that roads and sidewalks remain safe and accessible to residents and staff.
As mentioned above, a planned power outage may be required as a result of this work. Customers impacted by the power outage will be notified by phone, text, and/or email prior to the outage taking place. Customers will also receive a written notice delivered to their door where applicable. Further, notifications will be provided if the power outage is to extend beyond the original duration time. In case of adverse weather, the outage may be rescheduled.
Our qualified staff and contractors will conduct this work safely and efficiently, ensuring that any inconvenience is minimal.
- Substation: Lincoln Heights Substation
- Project Title: Protection and Control Upgrade
- Project Start Date: November 26, 2021
- Project End Date: May 31, 2022
It is important to note that after Hydro Ottawa’s work is completed in May 2022, Hydro One Networks will perform a transformer replacement project at the station that we share from June 2022 to June 2024. Be assured that as more information becomes available, we will provide you with another update about this phase of the project.