TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One has made significant progress
throughout the night. Hydro One crews worked overnight to restore power
to approximately 90 per cent of customers that were impacted by power
interruptions caused by flooding at its Richview and Manby Transmission
Stations (TS). At its peak approximately 400 - 500,000 customers in
the GTA were affected by the Hydro One outage.
Working through the night, Hydro One reconfigured its GTA electricity
system to restore power to as many people as possible. For this reason,
the system is not yet stabilized and the potential for additional
outages exists. The Company is asking that people take steps today to
conserve electricity and consider powering down heavy equipment such as
air conditioners in order to reduce strain on the local system.
"Hydro One appreciates customers' patience as we work to restore power
during this challenging time," said Carmine Marcello, President and
CEO, Hydro One. "Our crews are giving this issue the highest priority
as we work to safely restore power to remaining customers."
Crews were dispatched to respond to flooding last night and were
required to make the stations safe before proceeding with restoration
work. At the Richview Transmission Station, all water has been removed
from the building and repairs have begun on any equipment that was
impacted by flooding. At the Manby Transmission Station, Hydro One
crews are still working to remove significant volumes of water from the
facility in order to start needed repairs.
Emergency crews will continue to work until all power has been restored,
but at this time there is no estimated time of restoration for the
With today's temperatures expected to elevate up to 36 degrees with the
humidex, a lot of strain will be placed on the electrical grid and
could reverse progress already made to restore power.
Hydro One will continue to provide updates as new information becomes
Current Toronto area impact is:
Rexdale Blvd South to Bywood Dr, Renforth Dr. east to Scarlett Rd.
Oak St. south to Wright Ave., Weston Rd. east to Pine St.
Dundas St. south to Valermo Dr., The west Mall east to Stephen Dr.
Ormskirk ave. south to Queensway, South Kingsway east to Windermere Ave.
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to home
and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates
Ontario's 29,000 kilometre high-voltage transmission network that
delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal
utilities, and a 121,000 kilometre low-voltage distribution system that
serves about 1.4 million end-use customers and smaller municipal
utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
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