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Otterville Voltage Conversion

A two-phased project to triple Otterville’s energy

  • 27.6


  • Otterville, Ontario

    Otterville, Ontario

Upgrading the existing system to provide the community of Otterville with an increased power capacity

The Erie Thames Powerlines Corporation manages the distribution system in Otterville, Ontario. When they needed to upgrade the overhead system within the community, they decided to perform a voltage conversion at the same time. The aim? To upgrade the existing 8.3-kilovolt system to support 27.6 kilovolts and provide the community of Otterville with an increased power capacity.

Approximately nine distribution transformers would require replacement for they system to operate at higher voltage. Our team completed the design in two phases in order to accommodate the work tying into the demarcation point with an existing Hydro One circuit. The replacement included approximately 45 poles in the first phase, and another five poles in the second.

Our civil scope included the preparation of base AutoCAD drawings for overhead primary and secondary layouts, coordination with other utilities, and staking final pole and anchor locations for construction. The electrical work involved coordinating with municipal agencies and utilities, making applications for all required road authorizes and utility approvals, and designing the overhead line rebuild along the selected streets.

Led by our Waterloo, Ontario office, our efforts also provided limited technical support during the tender phase.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Peter Bright, Principal, Senior Project Manager

Outgoing, versatile, and energetic project management style maximizes efficiency, delivery, and quality.
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Dan Petahtegoose, Electrical Technologist

There are many solutions to a problem. My aim is to identify priorities so that we can select the best solution and then implement it.
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Andrew Rees, Associate, Electrical Technologist

I’m thankful to have the best team around. Without their support, I wouldn’t feel as comfortable in this fast-paced, ever-changing industry.
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Jose Ribon, Electrical Engineering Team Lead

It is intensely-gratifying to lead a team that is confident and dependant of themselves—rather than relying on supervision for solutions.
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  • Peter Bright

    Principal, Senior Project Manager

  • Dan Petahtegoose

    Electrical Technologist

  • Andrew Rees

    Associate, Electrical Technologist

  • Jose Ribon

    Electrical Engineering Team Lead

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