In May, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario approved a motion asking the Ministry of Energy to create a working group to examine the issue of ground current and provide recommendations on developing best practices to protect people and livestock from stray current.
OFA is pleased that a Stray Voltage Working Group (SVWG) has been established to better understand how existing stray voltage rules and processes work and could potentially be improved to better support Ontario’s farming community.
Stray voltage is a phenomenon of the North American electricity distribution system. Stray voltage became an issue for livestock farmers once the grid system began delivering electricity to rural farm operations using electrical equipment.
OFA is happy to have Director, Larry Davis and out-going Director @brfarms09 representing Ontario farmers on this working group and we look forward to advocating for appropriate regulations and sufficient mitigation processes to ensure Ontario’s livestock producers can best manage this issue.