By optimizing our energy grid, the Lake Erie Connector will lower electricity bills for small businesses and every Ontarian. This will provide a cleaner, more responsive and reliable energy supply and jobs for hard-working Ontarians, when we need them most.
A CLEANER FUTURE
The Lake Erie Connector could help reduce Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions by up to 2-3 million tons per year, providing cleaner, more affordable electricity that will lower hydro bills and contribute to a greener future for Ontario.
MEETING OUR ENERGY DEMAND
The Lake Erie Connector will help meet the growing demand for electricity in Ontario and help lower hydro bills for families across the province. This is why Ontarians are showing their support for this shovel-ready project.
LOWERING ENERGY BILLS
The Lake Erie Connector will help to optimize our energy grid, saving Ontarians $100 million per year and lowering electricity bills for Ontario’s families.
ABOUT 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 United States. By installing high-tech, underwater lines (WITH A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE), the Lake Erie Connector will allow Ontario to sell excess energy when we have it and purchase low-cost electricity when it is needed most, optimizing our energy grid and saving money for consumers.
As a shovel-ready project, the Lake Erie Connector will lower electricity rates, reduce our province’s carbon emissions, and immediately support Ontario’s economic recovery by creating 400+ jobs and $300 million in local economic benefits. The cables will be laid beneath Lake Erie – an environmentally-friendly solution that ensures the protection and conservation of the lake’s vast biodiversity.
Lake Erie Connector Can Save Ontarians $100 million Per Year