LAKE ERIE CONNECTOR PROJECT
BY OPTIMIZING OUR ENERGY GRID, THE LAKE ERIE CONNECTOR WILL LOWER ELECTRICITY BILLS AND MAKE LIFE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR ONTARIO’S FAMILIES. IF YOU SUPPORT MORE AFFORDABLE ELECTRICITY RATES, EMAIL YOUR MPP TODAY! LET THEM KNOW YOU SUPPORT THE LAKE ERIE CONNECTOR!
WHAT’S THIS ABOUT?
As Ontario begins to re-open, our Government is looking for ways to support our communities and get our province back to work. They’re looking for shovel-ready (and shovel-worthy) projects that will accelerate Ontario’s economic recovery while making life more affordable for our families.
The Lake Erie Connector is exactly that: a shovel-ready project that will not only lower electricity rates and reduce our province’s carbon emissions, but immediately support Ontario’s economic recovery by creating 400+ jobs and $300 million in local economic benefits.
WHAT IS THE LAKE ERIE CONNECTOR?
The Lake Erie Connector is an electricity transmission line that will run under Lake Erie and, for the first time, connect Ontario to the largest electricity market in the world in the Northeastern US.
WHY SUPPORT THE LAKE ERIE CONNECTOR?
- Lower Energy Rates: The Lake Erie Connector will help us find new markets for Ontario’s power in times of surplus, while sourcing more affordable electricity to power Ontario businesses and homes when we do need it. This will result in energy savings of over $100 million annually and nearly $4 billion over the life of the project.
- Clean & Safe: By installing high-technology, underwater lines (with a proven track record of safety and performance) and connecting to under-utilized existing overhead transmission lines, the LEC delivers many system benefits and savings, helps avoid unnecessary construction, and provides a more responsive and reliable energy grid. It also has the potential to help reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2-3 million tonnes per year.
- Supporting Economic Recovery: In addition to making energy more affordable, the Lake Erie Connector will create over 400 family-supporting jobs for hard-working Ontarians in Southwestern Ontario and deliver over $300 million in economic benefits during construction. It’s a project we need now to help accelerate our economic recovery.
EMAIL YOUR MPP!
Use the tool below to let government know that you support lower electricity bills for Ontario’s families, a cleaner, more efficient energy grid and jobs for hard-working Ontarians. Send a letter now!