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Enersource Powers World Class Performance For Greater Toronto Airport Authority
—   Enersource Powers World Class Performance For Greater Toronto Airport Authority   —

With nearly 36 million passengers and 400,000 flights going through Pearson International Airport every year, downtime is not an option.

the challenge

The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of Canada’s largest air transportation hub – with zero downtime. They turned to Enersource Power Services for the design of its high-voltage system and have relied on the company for ongoing maintenance and management of the system, and its complex associated infrastructure, since 2003.

the solution
system design
Enersource Power Services specializes in delivering high-voltage system design, construction, maintenance and management. Large-scale operations with high voltage systems have unique requirements; to understand and address these in the system design process, Enersource consulted with GTAA operations teams and key stakeholders including regulating authorities, equipment manufacturers, distributors, and equipment movers.

performance management
Enersource Power Services has overseen routine and preventative maintenance for the system since 2003. This began with the development of a strict system monitoring and maintenance schedule to achieve the required performance objective of minimal downtime.

Routine maintenance includes scheduled visual inspections, cleaning of vital components, and monitoring electrical systems through control room services, all while the system is operating and with minimal service interruption. This involves inspecting all high voltage units to ensure all equipment is continually online.

Preventative maintenance rotates components out of active service in order to test and identify anticipated fault timelines. Inspected components are returned back into rotation, within scheduled time periods. This enables potential equipment faults to be identified and proactively addressed before operating issues arise.

A regular overhaul on major components is performed to ensure all system components are operating at peak capacity.

the results

  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) for reliability consistently met during consecutive contract periods since 2000
  • Component overhaul performance is close to 100% and within SLA parameters
  • Maintenance activities completed on schedule and on budget each year
  • GTAA costs have been contained to meet forecast.
about enersource power services
Enersource Power Services designs, constructs, supports and maintains high-voltage electrical systems for municipalities, utilities and private firms. It provides design, engineering and project management expertise as well as labour, equipment, procurement and financing. Enersource Power Services draws from a roster of accredited professionals to seamlessly service high-voltage systems beyond the utility demarcation point. For more information, please contact:

J. Andrew Bloomfield, P.Eng.
Director, Business Development
T 905.283.4058
C 416.347.5871