Toronto Hydro Begins Planned Rotating Outages at the Request of Hydro
One - 50,000 Customers Affected
TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Approximately 70,000 customers are without
power across Toronto. Due to the current instability of the electrical
system, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) has been
asked to shed load by Hydro One and 50,000 customers have been
affected. Load shedding, or planned rotating outages, will continue
throughout the afternoon.
In addition, approximately 20,000 customers still remain without
power in the areas bounded by Dundas Street South to Valermo Drive; The
West Mall East to Stephen Drive, and Ormskirk Avenue south to The
Queensway; South Kingsway East to Windermere Avenue. This is as a
result of Hydro One's Manby station, which still remains out of service
due to flooding. Hydro One has advised power is expected to be restored
by tomorrow morning.
Electricity conservation is crucial at this time to ensure the stability
of the system. Customers are reminded to conserve electricity where
possible by turning off non-essential appliances or lights, and setting
your air conditioner thermostats at 25 C and raising the setting even
higher if you're not going to be home.
For more tips on how to conserve visit torontohydro.com/smartsummer
Customers in the following areas are affected by load shedding or
planned rotating outages.
North of Nassau Street, south to King Street West; West of Shaw Street,
east of Charlotte Street.
South of St. Clair Ave West, south to Queen Street West; west of Jane
Street east to Spadina Avenue
Dundas St West to Lake Ontario; Roncesvalles Ave east to Spadina Avenue.
Old Weston Road, south to Queen Street West; Sunnyside Avenue, east to
If customers are within these areas, Toronto Hydro is aware they are
experience a power outage so there is no need to contact our power out
Also, Toronto Hydro supply has been restored to TTC stations (Kipling to
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
Media hotline: 416-903-6845