- GTA's electricity grid now fully operational -
TORONTO, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro One reports that its Toronto area
transmission system has been stabilized and has resumed normal
Flash flooding resulting from the Monday, July 8, 2013 storm in Toronto
flooded two critical west end Toronto transmission stations causing
power disruptions to Toronto Hydro and Enersource Hydro Mississauga
The Company reconfigured the local transmission system to bring power
back to customers as quickly as possible however, the system continued
to operate in emergency mode until efforts to restore the grid to its
normal operation were completed.
"I am pleased to confirm that our system has now been stabilized, said
Carmine Marcello, President and CEO, Hydro One. "We regret the
disruption this unprecedented event caused many people in the City of
Toronto but appreciated their patience as we worked to bring our system
back to normal operation. We are also grateful for the tremendous
support we received from the Province, the City of Toronto, and Toronto
Hydro while we worked around the clock to normalize our operation."
Hydro One has an established policy to conduct formal reviews of major
system events. This review will involve, but is not limited to, a
review and assessment of:
restoration efforts and the communication
effectiveness of emergency operational procedures and plans, operations
power system design and redundancy
engineering design standards
assumptions with respect to environmental issues such as storm and water
intensities and how they relate to the design and hardening of
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 123,000 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.
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