CALGARY, June 6 /CNW/ - A large electrical storm with severe lightning
moved through Calgary and area last evening, causing ENMAX Power crews to
respond to numerous brief but widespread outages to many areas of the city.
"Problems began around 7:00 p.m. and by 9:00 p.m. the large majority of
customers had already had their power restored." said ENMAX Vice President,
Public Affairs Peter Hunt. "Many of the outages experienced were what we call
trips and re-closes, caused by lightning, which would have resulted in brief
outages with power rapidly restored, so many households experienced little
more than flashing clocks. I'm pleased to report that the ENMAX system
functioned precisely as it was designed to."
ENMAX crews responded to outages throughout the city, with the
communities of Bowness and Brentwood being those most severely affected. In
all, approximately 65,000 Calgarians experienced power outages or
interruptions as a result of the storm.
ENMAX Power Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, and its
predecessors have provided Albertans with safe and reliable electricity for
more than 100 years. One of the most reliable urban utilities in Canada, ENMAX
Power owns, operates and maintains the distribution and much of transmission
network in and around Calgary. Most of ENMAX Power's activities are regulated
by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board. The non-regulated subsidiaries
managed by ENMAX Power provide engineering, procurement, construction and
maintenance for the electrical servicing of residential and commercial
developments and LRT (light rail transit) systems as well as fiber optic
networks for high speed data and internet communications. For more
information, visit our website at enmaxpower.com.
For further information:
For further information: ENMAX Media Line at (403) 689-6150