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    Hydro One and London Hydro honour life and career of world-renowned researcher and engineer Dr. R. ‘Mohan’ Mathur


    September 15, 2022 - Contify Energy News

     

      Today, Hydro One and London Hydro unveiled a plaque at Hydro One’s Nelson Transmission Station (TS) in London, Ontario honouring the life of R. Mohan Mathur, PhD, P.Eng, FCAE, a world-renowned researcher of electrical machines and flexible power transmission systems. Appointed to the Order of Canada in 2019, Dr. Mathur made extensive contributions to the engineering, education, and electric utilities industries. Dr. Mathur passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020. “Dr. Mathur was an integral part of London Hydro’s success in his lengthy role as a board member from 2005-2012 and as Board Chair from 2012 to 2019,” said Vinay Sharma, CEO, London Hydro. Dr. Mathur led many innovative initiatives at the University of Manitoba, the University of Western Ontario, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, and London Hydro.

      Key Highlight:

      * Dr. Mathur founded the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering, an initiative promoting research and training for engineering students through a consortium of 11 universities across Canada and the nuclear power industry that receives grants from the Government of Canada.

      Original Press Release:

      LONDON, Sept. 14 -- Hydro One Networks Inc. issued the following news release:

      - New plaque installed at Hydro One’s Nelson Transmission Station honours Dr. Mathur’s contributions to electricity industry

      Today, Hydro One and London Hydro unveiled a plaque at Hydro One’s Nelson Transmission Station (TS) in London, Ontario honouring the life of R. Mohan Mathur, PhD, P.Eng, FCAE, a world-renowned researcher of electrical machines and flexible power transmission systems. Appointed to the Order of Canada in 2019, Dr. Mathur made extensive contributions to the engineering, education, and electric utilities industries. Dr. Mathur passed away peacefully on February 6, 2020.

      “Dr. Mathur was an integral part of London Hydro’s success in his lengthy role as a board member from 2005-2012 and as Board Chair from 2012 to 2019,” said Vinay Sharma, CEO, London Hydro. “Dr. Mathur was recognized as a world-renowned researcher in electrical machines and flexible power transmission systems by the Professional Engineers of Ontario, he also received the Order of Canada for his contribution in the electricity-engineering field.”

      “Dr. Mathur was a visionary in the electrical utilities industry and a catalyst of change locally, across Canada and around the world,” said Jason Fitzsimmons, Chief Corporate Affairs & Customer Care Officer, Hydro One. “An incredible researcher, educator and engineer, Dr. Mathur’s impact on the engineering profession will be felt for generations to come.”

      “Dr. Mohan Mathur’s legacy lives on in all of the institutions he helped to shape, and so this dedication is deeply appropriate. Most of all, his legacy lives on in all of us,” said Ed Holder, Mayor, City of London. “When we treat people with compassion, with dignity, and with respect, we not only do right by them, we honour the memory of our friend, and one of the greatest Londoners this city has ever known – Dr. Mohan Mathur.”

      In addition to his work as an engineer, Dr. Mathur had a distinguished academic career as a teacher and a researcher. Dr. Mathur led many innovative initiatives at the University of Manitoba, the University of Western Ontario, Ontario Power Generation, Hydro One, and London Hydro. He also founded the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering, an initiative promoting research and training for engineering students through a consortium of 11 universities across Canada and the nuclear power industry that receives grants from the Government of Canada.

      London Hydro

      London Hydro is a Local Distribution Company that services the City of London, Ontario, Canada. With a peak load of 694 megawatts, we deliver a safe and reliable supply of electricity to over 162,140 customers from the residential, institutional, commercial and industrial sectors, through over 3,070 kilometres of overhead and underground cables, spanning 420 square kilometres of service territory. As a wholly-owned subsidiary company, we operate much like a private entity under the Ontario Business Corporations Act, paying an annual dividend to our sole shareholder, the City of London. In essence, all Londoners own London Hydro.

      Hydro One Limited (TSX: H)

      Hydro One Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with approximately 1.5 million valued customers, approximately $30.4 billion in assets as at December 31, 2021, and annual revenues in 2021 of approximately $7.2 billion.

      Our team of approximately 9,300 skilled and dedicated employees proudly build and maintain a safe and reliable electricity system which is essential to supporting strong and successful communities. In 2021, Hydro One invested approximately $2.1 billion in its transmission and distribution networks, and supported the economy through buying approximately $1.7 billion of goods and services.

      We are committed to the communities where we live and work through community investment, sustainability and diversity initiatives. We are designated as a Sustainable Electricity Company by the Canadian Electricity Association.

      Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the TSX and certain of Hydro One Inc.'s medium term notes are listed on the NYSE. Additional information can be accessed at www.hydroone.com, www.sedar.com or www.sec.gov.

      Source: Hydro One Networks Inc.

      [Category: Power, Hydro Power, Power Transmission]

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