TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - Ontario's Independent Electricity System
Operator (IESO) implemented a five per cent voltage reduction in many parts of
the province for approximately 30 minutes this afternoon.
The move was a precautionary measure following the temporary loss of a
500 kilovolt circuit delivering power from the northeast part of the province.
The transmission line was returned to service and the voltage levels were
restored to normal levels by 2:30 p.m.
This temporary voltage reduction should not have been noticed by most
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