Hydro One restores power to more than 48,000 customers; 20,000 remain without power

Mar 8, 2017

TORONTO, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - High winds that started late this morning caused power outages to more than 68,000 of Hydro One customers. Wind gusts were reported up to 100 km/hr and caused damage to the transmission and distribution systems. Hydro One crews have made tremendous progress, restoring power to more than 48,000 customers. Hydro One expects about 18,000 customers to remain without power overnight.

All crews, which include line maintainers, foresters and technicians have been mobilized to respond to outages. As power restoration work is completed in one area, associated crews are dispatched to new areas needing their attention. The company is mobilizing crews from parts of the province where there is no storm damage so they can support the restoration effort.  In addition to its own crews, Hydro One is receiving power restoration support from St Thomas Energy and Festival Hydro.

Currently areas most affected include:

Location

Customers

affected:

Aylmer

1,600

Beachville

1,500

Essex

2,600

Haldimand

3,900

Norfolk

2,000

Simcoe

4,000

 

Customers looking for information on power outages can call 1-800-434-1235, download the Hydro One power outage app or visit www.HydroOne.com/stormcenter. Customers can also register to receive proactive personalized text or email alerts about power outages. Hydro One is the first utility in Canada to offer this service. Customers can register for Outage Alerts online at HydroOne.com/MyAccount.

About Hydro One Inc.:

Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, $25 billion in assets and annual revenues of over $6.5 billion. Our team of 5,500 skilled and dedicated employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only four utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Energy Company designation from the Canadian Electrical Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). For more information about everything Hydro One, please visit www.HydroOne.com.

SOURCE Hydro One Inc.

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