Toronto Hydro Crews on Their Way to the US

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro, following the completion of 
Hurricane Sandy storm restoration efforts in Toronto, is now dispatching 
employees to assist with power restoration in the north eastern United States. 
Sixty-five Toronto Hydro overhead power line and underground distribution 
network trades people, and supervisors, will be joining hydro crews in relief 
"This level of deployment provides the operational flexibility necessary to 
provide effective maintenance and emergency response services to the citizens 
of Toronto over the coming weeks," says Ben LaPianta, Vice-President 
Distribution Grid Operations. 
Forty-eight Toronto Hydro employees will be leaving early Wednesday morning 
and heading down to the US to aid National Grid with overhead power line 
restoration. Crews will check-in to a pre-staging location in Sturbridge, 
Massachusetts. They will then be deployed, by National Grid, to areas most in 
An additional seventeen Toronto Hydro employees will be sent at the same time 
to help Consolidated Edison with its underground electricity network in 
Manhattan, New York. 
Manhattan's underground electricity network infrastructure is of a similar 
vintage, type, and design to that of Toronto Hydro. Toronto Hydro's 
underground certified trades people have the necessary skills and experience 
with this network design. 
"This specialized skill set is unique to these types of urban underground 
distribution systems. Our certified trades people have the necessary skills 
and experience to aid Consolidated Edison in their efforts and we are pleased 
that we are able to assist," adds LaPianta. 
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the 
distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto 
Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity distribution 
system, which delivers electricity to approximately 712,000 customers located 
in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution 
company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity 
consumed in the Province of Ontario. 
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