Submitted by Hydro One
Hydro One is advising residents in the Muskoka region of a planned outage required to complete much-needed upgrades to modernize the grid and replace aging infrastructure. This is part of Hydro One’s recently announced plan to invest approximately $16 million in new technologies and additional maintenance in the region to improve reliability in the Muskoka region.
Hydro One crews will install six smart switches which will limit the amount of customers impacted by outages and improve power restoration times. We know that any outage causes a disruption for our customers, particularly outages of this length, which is why all available crews will be working to bundle all required work in the region and replace aging equipment.
Approximately 80 highly skilled power line workers will replace poles, transformers and install smart-switches which can be controlled by Hydro One’s Ontario Grid Control Centre. Due to the wide span of work totaling 80 kilometres, crews will use special off-road equipment and a helicopter to conduct the upgrades as quickly as possible.
Outage 1 on October 27, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. will impact approximately 2,000 residential customers and 2,400 seasonal customers in the townships of Franklin, Brunel, Lake of Bays, Mcclintock, Finlayson, Chaffey, Ridout, Peck, Chapman, and Hunter.
Outage 2 on October 27, 2019 from 7 a.m. to noon will impact approximately 3,923 residential customers and 4,670 seasonal customers in the townships of Monck, Humphrey, Medora, Cardwell, Watt, Muskoka, Stephenson, Seguin, Mckellar, Monteith, Croft, Armour, Strong, Ryerson, Chapman, Joly, Magnetawan, Laurier. During this outage, parts of Lakeland Power Distribution’s service territory will also be impacted in Burk’s Falls and Sundridge
We appreciate everyone’s patience as our crews work as safely and as quickly to complete this important work.
Hydro One customers requiring additional information can call 1-888-664-9376.
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