TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Independent Electricity System
Operator (IESO) is asking Toronto electricity consumers to reduce their
electricity use again today.
While significant progress has been made in restoring service, supply
within parts of the west end of Toronto remains uncertain given the
need to reconfigure the system to work around major transmission
facilities that remain unavailable.
The IESO is appealing to Toronto consumers to reduce their electricity
use where possible to help relieve the strain on the system.
Consumers can reduce the demands on the electricity system by:
Turning off all but essential internal and external lights;
Set air conditioners to 26 degrees Celsius or higher, or use fans as an
Close curtains and blinds to keep out the sun and retain cooler air
Limit 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
For further information:
Terry Young (416) 506-2832