Planned power outage to upgrade electrical system in the Kingston area

TORONTO, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Hydro One confirmed today there will be a planned power interruption Sunday, September 19, 2010 as the Company undertakes work to improve service and power reliability in the Kingston area. The planned power outage will allow for the installation of new switching equipment and other upgrades, and also permit concurrent upgrade work to take place in Hydro One's Butternut Power Distribution Station and the Frontenac Transmission Station.

The power outage has been scheduled from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday to minimize the impact on local homes and businesses.

"We are investing approximately $100,000 in equipment upgrades and improvements in the Kingston area to improve power reliability in this fast-growing community," said Clark Masterson, Hydro One Eastern District Superintendent. "We appreciate our customers' patience as we undertake this important work for our customers in the Kingston area."

Approximately 4,600 Hydro One customers will be without power while crews complete the repairs and upgrades. The affected areas include Barriefield; Highway 15 from Highway 2 to Station Road; Montreal Street from Aragon Road to Mount Chesney; Unity Road from Montreal Street to Glenburnie; Highway 2 East from Barriefield to St Lawrence Avenue; as well as Cartrights Point and all associated sideroads. Affected customers will be notified by telephone in advance of the outage. In addition, residents with questions can contact Hydro One's 24/7 Power Outage Information line, at 1-800-434-1235.  

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 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 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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