Veridian Asks Ajax and Pickering Residents to Curtail Electricity Use

AJAX, ON, July 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Record breaking temperatures and high air conditioning use have stretched the capacity of Veridian's electricity distribution system in the communities of Ajax and Pickering. Temporary disruptions in service have been instituted to manage loading on the system, with some residents experiencing outages of up to thirty minutes at a time.

Veridian requests that all Ajax and Pickering residents voluntarily curtail their electricity use to the extent possible until 9 p.m. this evening, to minimize the requirement for forced power outages.

Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to more than 115,000 customers in the Cities of Pickering and Belleville, the Towns of Ajax, Port Hope and Gravenhurst, and the communities of Uxbridge, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry, Beaverton, Sunderland and Cannington. Veridian Connections Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veridian Corporation. The City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington and the City of Belleville jointly own Veridian Corporation.

SOURCE Veridian

For further information:

George Armstrong,
Vice President, Corporate Services
Veridian Connections Inc.
905-427-9870 extension 2202

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