News from Alectra
Important work happening at the Newton Transformer Station May 7-9, 2021.
Crews from Hydro One and Alectra will be replacing and upgrading equipment at this transfer station. Although customers will experience a momentary outage, Alectra's system control department has worked with its reliability team to put a plan in place to minimize disruptions and ensure that all businesses and residences remain connected. Should an outage occur, customers will be restored; it may take a little bit longer than usual, however. The timing of this work is also quite deliberate – demand for electricity is lower in May after customers have turned off their heat but prior to the extensive use of air conditioning.
This multi-million dollar investment will create a more stable and reliable supply of power to customers in the west end. Customers will also be able to expect more rapid restoration after an outage occurs.