Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One Team Up To Install Charging Network For EVs

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  • A network of 160 fast-chargers will be installed across 73 locations in Ontario
  • The Canadian government will invest $6 million in this project
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As per a report by World nuclear news, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Hydro One have launched a new company called Ivy Charging Network that plans to install a network of fast-chargers for electric vehicles (EV) in Ontario by the end of 2021. The Canadian government will invest $6 million in this project.

The report added that the network of 160 fast-chargers will be installed across 73 locations in Ontario. The companies added this will be one of the largest EV networks in the province and have stations on average less than 100 kilometres apart. It will help to reduce “electric vehicle range anxiety.”

Electrify carbon-heavy sectors like transportation

According to the report, Theresa Dekker, OPG’s vice president for corporate business development and strategy said that OPG’s clean power serves as a strong platform to electrify carbon-heavy sectors like transportation. The funding from the government will be through Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Development Programme.

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