Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is leveraging its clean electricity production and electrification expertise to help reduce transportation sector emissions.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) board recently approved a framework with OPG and Toronto Hydro for the three parties to work together to electrify TTC’s bus fleet, North America’s largest transit electrification project to date. OPG, through a subsidiary, will design, build, operate and maintain the charging infrastructure to power the TTC’s electric bus fleet.
“As the largest utility in Ontario, we’re well-positioned to coordinate a province-wide program for charging infrastructure to reduce transit-related emissions while providing the best possible value to Ontarians,” said Ken Hartwick, president and CEO of OPG.
“With the largest fleet of battery-electric buses in North America, we are leading the charge towards full electrification and this innovative partnership with OPG and Toronto Hydro is one more example of that,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “I am so proud of our collaboration on this important issue as we work towards a cleaner and more sustainable future for the City of Toronto.”
OPG recently partnered to develop the Ivy Charging Network, Ontario’s largest EV charging network, as well as working with other municipal transit agencies and fleets to provide solutions to meet their EV charging infrastructure needs.
“Our clean electricity is ready to help decarbonize other sectors – including transportation,” said Hartwick. “As the largest utility in Ontario, we’re well-positioned to coordinate a province-wide program for charging infrastructure to reduce transit-related emissions while providing the best possible value to Ontarians.”
Featured image: An electric bus outside Toronto Transit Commission’s Mount Dennis bus garage. (OPG)