5,000 Customers Remain Without Power

TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Power has been restored to customers affected by Hydro One's Manby station. Approximately 5,000 customers, down from 16,000 earlier today, remain without power in the following areas:

  • Kipling Ave. to Chartwell Rd.;  Titan Rd. to Leland Ave.
  • Kipling Ave. to Eastside Dr.;  North Queen St. to Dundas St. W.
  • Ormskirk Ave. south to The Queensway; South Kingsway east to Windermere Ave.

This is as a result of tree damage affecting a distribution feeder in the area. Toronto Hydro crews are on site and we expect power to be restored this evening.

Electricity conservation remains crucial at this time to ensure the stability of the system and avoid the need for rotating power outages. Toronto Hydro has activated its peaksaver PLUS program to help manage demand and alleviate stress on the system.

Customers are reminded to conserve electricity where possible.

Here are some tips to help relieve stress on the grid:

  • Turn off all non-essential lighting.
  • Set air conditioner thermostats at 25°C and raise the setting even higher if you're not going to be home.
  • Close curtains and blinds to keep out the hot summer sun.
  • Cook outdoors on the barbeque or use a microwave oven.
  • Save other heat-producing activities such as clothes drying and dishwashing for cooler evening hours.  Wait until 8 p.m.
  • Businesses should keep their doors closed when air conditioners are running.
  • Unplug any non-essential electronic devices - even when turned off, still draw power.

For more tips on how to conserve visit torontohydro.com/smartsummer

SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information:

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
Media hotline or twitter.com/TorontoHydro


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