Hydro One moves planned outage a day ahead

Hydro One has announced it is moving a planned outage for Manitoulin Island a day ahead. 

Utility spokesperson Alicia Sayers says the outage was originally planned for the entire Island for this coming Saturday, but to accommodate businesses and events, the date is being moved ahead to Sunday. 

She says most of Hydro One’s electricity system was built in the 1950s and 1960s, which means it is time to invest in renewing critical infrastructure to ensure the safety and resiliency of the system, which requires upgrading. 

Sayers adds it will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and affect just over 10,000 customers.  

PHOTO: The planned power outage on Manitoulin Island will be this Sunday instead of Saturday to accommodate businesses and events. Hydro One has a major retrofit planned to the grid system on the Island. Photo mapping provided by Alicia Sayers – Hydro One and used with permissions.

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