TORONTO, May 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro One confirms that at 5:12 p.m.
yesterday afternoon (central time) it restored power to the mines that
had been affected by forest fires in Kirkland Lake.
Restoring power involved replacing 42 electrical structures and
repairing other electrical components. Hydro One crews worked closely
with the Ministry of Natural Resources to ensure the safety of all
personnel responding to the outage.
The fires caused an extended power outage during the past nine days.
Hydro One crews were given clearance to access the site on Wednesday,
May 23. Power was restored six days after crews were given access.
"We are aware of the impact these power outages have had on the mining
operations in Kirkland Lake," said Len McMillan, Vice-president, Lines
and Forestry, Hydro One. "As soon as we were allowed access and were
able to get on the ground, our people worked safely and tirelessly to
rebuild the towers."
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 121,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.4
million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the
province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
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