Toronto Power Outages - Urgent Request

TORONTO, July 5 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro urges customers without power to turn off air conditioning. Toronto Hydro is trying to restore power and is experiencing overloads due to air conditioning equipment coming on all at once. When power is restored customers are asked to delay turning on a/c for at least 15 minutes to avoid overloads on the grid.

ABOUT TORONTO HYDRO-ELECTRIC SYSTEM

Toronto Hydro Corporation is a holding company, which wholly-owns two principal subsidiaries:

    
    -   Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited - which distributes electricity
        and engages in Conservation and Demand Management ("CDM") activities;
        and
    -   Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. - which provides street lighting
        services.
    

The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 690,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in Ontario.

SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information: For further information: Toronto Hydro Media Stand By, (416) 903-6845; or Denise Attallah, 416.902.9437


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