Hydro line up for public input


Members of the community are invited to have their say regarding a new hydro transmission line running from Chatham-Kent to Lakeshore.

Hydro One announced it completed its draft Environmental Study Report (ESR) June 11.

A 60-day period ending Aug. 10 will allow residents to review the study and provide comment.

The preferred route for the line begins at the Chatham Switching Station located near the intersection of Highway 401 and Communication Road.

It will skirt the southern edge of Chatham and then head west, staying north of Tilbury and Comber before ending up at the future location of the Lakeshore Switching Station near Staples.

The draft, which can be viewed at


summarizes all aspects of the project to date.

The online link allows input from the public regarding the Class Environmental Assessment, the next step in the process.

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator is forecasting remarkable future growth in Essex County, with the electricity demand expected to triple from 2018 to 2026.

The line will increase the amount of available power to the region by 400 megawatts – equal to powering a city the size of Windsor.







  1. Why is there a picture of a wind turbine. It should be a greenhouse, stop dragging wind through the mud, they have nothing to do with this transition line


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