TORONTO, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Independent Electricity System
Operator (IESO) is extending the public appeal to reduce electricity
use in Toronto as Hydro One continues to work to restore full service
to the major transmission facilities affected by Monday's storm.
Conservation efforts can help relieve strain on the system while this
work is underway.
Consumers can reduce the demands on the electricity system by:
Turning off all but essential internal and external lights;
Setting air conditioners to 26 degrees Celsius or higher, or use fans as
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 of 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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