Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Ottawa Limited

April 28, 2011 13:56 ET

Loss of Electrical Supply for Provincial Grid Creates Widespread Outage

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2011) - Hydro Ottawa is now working to restore power to nearly 20,000 customers across the city after severe weather storm. Hydro Ottawa is working closely with our provincial counterpart, Hydro One to restore electrical service to our customers as quickly as possible.

Hydro Ottawa's distribution system has built-in back-up or "redundancy" so that if one line serving an area is interrupted, electrical load can be transferred to another line with minimal customer impact. Crews are performing emergency switching to restore as many customers as possible at this hour.

Customers may report power outages or electrical emergencies 24 hours a day by calling 613 738-0188.

Updates will be provided to the media throughout the day as more information becomes available. Information on power outages is also available at www.hydroottawa.com.

About Hydro Ottawa Limited

Hydro Ottawa Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc., is the third largest municipal electricity company in the province. Hydro Ottawa is responsible for the safe, reliable delivery of electricity to more than 300,000 residential and business customers in the city of Ottawa and the village of Casselman.

Contact Information

  • R. Susan Barrett
    A/ Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
    Hydro Ottawa Limited
    Media Pager: 613-221-0063
    www.hydroottawa.com