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Hydro One notifies Manitoulin Island residents of island-wide planned outage

Oct 13, 2016

- Investment of $2 million for new station to improve reliability to the area - 


Toronto, October 13, 2016 – Hydro One is alerting Manitoulin Island customers of a planned power outage on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. affecting approximately 10,000 customers. The outage is required to prepare the new distribution station that will replace the Little Current Distribution Station, originally built in 1950.

The outage will allow Hydro One workers to safely relocate 12 poles and the power line that will feed the new station. The new distribution station will help improve reliability and increase capacity for Manitoulin Island.

Crews will also perform other maintenance and replacement work during the extended outage. This includes replacing the aviation lights crossing the North Channel and changing cross arms on poles that have been identified during line patrols.

Hydro One will require a shorter planned outage in a few weeks to put the new distribution station into service.

Affected customers are notified via auto dialer and can call our customer service team at 1-888-664-9376 with any questions.

About the Company:

Hydro One Limited (TSX: H) Hydro One is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with approximately $24 billion in assets and 2015 revenues of over $6.5 billion. Hydro One delivers electricity safely and reliably to over 1.3 million customers across the province of Ontario, and to large industrial customers and municipal utilities. Hydro One owns and operates Ontario's approximately 29,000 circuit km high-voltage transmission network and an approximately 123,000 circuit km primary low-voltage local distribution network. For more information about Hydro One, visit