Hydro One Partners with OPG

160 level 3 fast-chargers will be rolled out across Ontario. (Photo: ivycharge.com)

New partnership will see the rollout of an electric vehicle fast-charger network.

Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) have announced the launch of the Ivy Charging Network, a new company, which will roll out 160 level 3 fast-chargers at 73 locations across Ontario.

“By entering this growing market in partnership with OPG, Hydro One is expanding our product and service offering  to deliver greater value for our customers, employees, communities and shareholders,” said Imran Merali, Vice President, Customer Service, Hydro One, and Co-President of Ivy Charging Network.

“Having delivered the world’s largest single climate change action to date with the closure of our coal stations, OPG’s clean power serves as a strong platform to electrify carbon-heavy sectors like transportation,” said Theresa Dekker, Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy for OPG, and Co-President of Ivy Charging Network. “That’s why we’re so pleased to be partnering with Hydro One on an initiative that will broaden the benefits of electrification, providing a reliable, integrated network while ensuring no additional cost to ratepayers.”

Natural Resources Canada, through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, provided an $8 million repayable contribution to Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation to help build the EV network.

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