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Be prepared for unpredictable weather this winter

While some days can be delightfully mild, others can be unforgivingly harsh: from high winds to deep freezes, blizzards to ice storms, it can be difficult to predict what Mother Nature has in store from one day to the next. Bad weather can lead to a number of challenges that can pose safety risks, including…

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Alectra Utilities calls for National Lineworker Appreciation Day

Alectra Utilities joins electricity companies across Canada for an industry-wide call on the federal government to designate July 10 as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. “Alectra is proud to join the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) to recognize the hard and often times dangerous work our Lineworker’s complete on a daily basis,” says Max Cananzi, President, Alectra…

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Alectra Utilities reports power outages across its service territory

A special weather statement was recently issued for Alectra Utilities’ service territory due to strong southwesterly wind gusts reaching 70 to 100 km/h causing power outages. The strong winds are damaging powerlines primarily due to tree contact. Across the service territory, approximately 6,100 homes and businesses are without power. Alectra emergency crews are being dispatched…

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Alectra restores power to almost all homes and businesses following severe and damaging wind storm

Alectra restores power to almost all homes and businesses following severe and damaging wind storm  Approximately 4,800 homes and businesses served by Alectra Utilities remain without power this morning following a severe and damaging wind storm Friday that saw nearly 100,000 lose their electricity service at the height of the storm. Alectra crews working through Friday…

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Alectra Utilities advising customers to prepare as ice storm approaches

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 13, 2018 — Alectra Utilities is continuing to advise customers to prepare for the possibility of widespread power outages this weekend as the threat of a significant ice storm, with strong winds, moves closer to the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area. Customers are being encouraged to prepare a 72-hour emergency kit in the event…

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Safe connections: who’s responsible for storm damage repairs?

If storm damage occurs to the electrical supply attached to your house repairs may be required before we can safely reconnect your service. Alectra Utilities’ authority is limited to utility-owned equipment only: our service wire, or cable, to the connection point where it meets with your equipment, and our meter. Add licensed electrical contractors to…

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Alectra Utilities advises customers to be prepared for potential ice storm

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 12, 2018 — The latest weekend weather forecast for the Alectra Utilities service area is indicating the possibility of significant freezing rain starting Saturday morning continuing through to Sunday. This weather event may result in lengthy power outages caused by significant ice build-up on electrical equipment, high winds and fallen tree limbs on…

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Alectra wants customers to ‘call before you dig’ this spring

Utility partners with ORCGA in kicking off ‘Dig Safe Month’  HAMILTON, ON, April 3, 2018 — Alectra Utilities is partnering with the Ontario Regional Common Ground Alliance (ORCGA) in a campaign to bring awareness to safe digging practices. ‘Dig Safe Month’, a provincial-wide initiative, began on Sunday, April 1. The campaign aims to promote safety and…

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Do you know that hydro poles can catch fire?

Canadian winters can be tough, especially on our roads and highways. In an effort to keep our roads safe, municipal crews use various techniques beyond plowing snow, which include sanding, salting and the application of salt brine ahead of snowfalls. The use of salt brine in recent years has increased the normal contamination that accumulates…

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Essential planning for unpredictable winter weather

Living in Canada means living in unpredictable weather conditions, especially in the winter months. While some days can be delightfully mild, others can be unforgivingly harsh: from high winds to deep freezes, blizzards to ice storms, it can be difficult to predict what Mother Nature has in store from one day to the next. Bad…

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