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Planned power outage to affect 48,000 in Ottawa

The outage is only expected to last 30 minutes, and is planned for the early morning hours on Sunday.
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Map of the areas expected to be affected by the October 14 planned power outage in Ottawa. Photo/ Hydro Ottawa

Repair work continues at Hydro One's Merivale transformer station after it was significantly damaged by a tornado on September 21. 

Hydro Ottawa says its crews have continued to make critical repairs to the system to restore redundancy and build resiliency to this critical supply point from the provincial grid.

In order to return elements of the Merivale station into service, a short outage is scheduled for Sunday, October 14, from 4:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. 

The power outage will affect more than 48,000 Hydro Ottawa customers and more than 2,000 Hydro One customers. 

As illustrated in the map shown above, affected wards include Bay, College, Capital, Kitchissippi, Somerset, River, Knoxdale-Merivale, Barrhaven, Gloucester-South Nepean, Rideau-Goulbourn and Osgoode.

For some customers, the outage will be momentary. For others it will be a short duration of approximately 30 minutes. 

All affected customers have been notified by a telephone message. Information is also available on and social media channels.

Work at the station will continue for several months in order to fully restore it to its original design.  


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