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Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One create Ivy electric vehicle charging network

An electric vehicle is shown attached to a charging station on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Toby Talbot
February 14, 2020 - 8:29 AM

TORONTO - Two of Ontario's biggest utilities have formed a new company to create a province-wide fast-charger network for electric vehicles.

The Ivy Charging Network is scheduled to have 160 Level-3 fast-chargers at its 73 locations throughout southern, eastern and western Ontario.

The Ivy is a limited partnership owned equally by the government-owned Ontario Power Generation and Hydro One Ltd., a publicly traded former Crown corporation that owns the province's largest electric grid.

They say the Ivy network will be an unregulated business that can provide a new revenue stream for both companies without affecting Ontario electricity rates.

It has selected Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group, to operate and manage the electric charging network.

Natural Resources Canada provided an $8-million repayable contribution to help build the electric vehicle charging network.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 14, 2020.

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