Hydro One provides an update on power outage at Bridgman TS affecting Toronto Hydro

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - At 10:40 a.m., a transformer at Hydro One's Bridgman TS was removed from service which has affected power supply to Toronto Hydro customers. Power is partially restored and Toronto Hydro is reporting that 14 of its large customers remain without power.

Hydro One has completed tests of the transformer that failed and it will need to remain out of service until further electrical tests and repairs can occur. To restore the remaining supply to Toronto Hydro, Hydro One will reconnect another transformer at the station that was out of service for station upgrades. It is estimated it will take 8 – 12 hours to reconnect the transformer to the electricity system.

Bridgman TS is located near Davenport Street and Dupont Street. There are six transformers at Bridgman TS. There are no injuries or health and safety issues to Hydro One workers reported due to the incident.

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

SOURCE Hydro One Inc.

For further information: Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is www.HydroOne.com.


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