Toronto Hydro Begins Planned Rotating Outages at the Request of Hydro One - 50,000 Customers Affected
TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Approximately 70,000 customers are without power across Toronto. Due to the current instability of the electrical system, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) has been asked to shed load by Hydro One and 50,000 customers have been affected. Load shedding, or planned rotating outages, will continue throughout the afternoon.
In addition, 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. This is as a result of Hydro One's Manby station, which still remains out of service due to flooding. Hydro One has advised power is expected to be restored by tomorrow morning.
Electricity conservation is crucial at this time to ensure the stability of the system. Customers are reminded to conserve electricity where possible by turning off non-essential appliances or lights, and setting your air conditioner thermostats at 25 C and raising the setting even higher if you're not going to be home.
For more tips on how to conserve visit torontohydro.com/smartsummer
Customers in the following areas are affected by load shedding or planned rotating outages.
- North of Nassau Street, south to King Street West; West of Shaw Street, east of Charlotte Street.
- South of St. Clair Ave West, south to Queen Street West; west of Jane Street east to Spadina Avenue
- Dundas St West to Lake Ontario; Roncesvalles Ave east to Spadina Avenue.
- Old Weston Road, south to Queen Street West; Sunnyside Avenue, east to Lansdowne Avenue
If customers are within these areas, Toronto Hydro is aware they are experience a power outage so there is no need to contact our power out line.
Also, Toronto Hydro supply has been restored to TTC stations (Kipling to Jane).
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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