Toronto Hydro Asks Customers to Conserve Energy While Crews Work to
Repair the System
TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
(Toronto Hydro) is asking all customers to conserve electricity while
crews work to restore power to remaining customers. 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. In addition, due to a Hydro One request to reduce
load we have involuntarily removed supply to an additional 30,000
customers to keep the system stabilized. These customers are in the
west end area of the city.
The main issue remains a lack of supply from a Hydro One station in
Toronto that is out of service due to flooding. Hydro One has advised
power is expected to be restored by tomorrow morning.
Toronto Hydro will activate peaksaver PLUS for approximately 70,000 customers to help manage demand and
alleviate stress on the system. By participating, thousands of
Torontonians are helping to reduce strain on the electricity grid
during peak periods.
In response to the increased demand for electricity, Toronto Hydro is
adjusting its air conditioning thermostats to operate two degrees
warmer and at minimum levels in unoccupied areas. In addition, all
non-essential lighting is being turned off.
Here are some tips to help bring Torontonians back online:
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
Visit the Toronto Hydro website for more tips on how to conserve torontohydro.com/smartsummer
Customers who do not live in the west end and are without power should
call our Lights Out line at 416-542-8000 to report their outage.
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
Media hotline: 416-903-6845