TORONTO, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Independent Electricity System
Operator (IESO) is asking Toronto customers to continue to reduce
electricity use where possible.
While electricity service has been restored to Toronto Hydro, there is a
need to reduce consumption while Hydro One works to restore full
service to the major transmission facilities affected by Monday's
With the cooler, less humid conditions today, consumers can reduce
demands on the electricity system by avoiding air conditioning or
setting the temperature at 26 degrees Celsius or higher. Other ways of
reducing demand include:
Turning off all but essential internal and external lights;
Closing curtains and blinds to keep out the sun and retain cooler air
Limiting the use of major power-consuming equipment such as dishwashers,
washers and dryers and swimming pool pumps.
The IESO is responsible for managing the reliability Ontario's bulk
electricity system and operating the wholesale electricity market. For
more information, visit www.ieso.ca.
SOURCE: Independent Electricity System Operator
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