Hydro Ottawa appealed to its customers in the Carling Avenue, Carlington Park and Hampton Park areas to reduce their electricity consumption late last week.
Crews continue to make repairs to underground wiring near Westgate Shopping Centre. An independent construction crew damaged multiple underground circuits in the area yesterday while maintaining sewers.
The need to reduce consumption is most urgent for the 2,800 customers in the zone bounded by Richmond Road (northern edge of zone), Baseline Road (southern edge), Kirkwood Avenue (eastern edge) and Broadview Avenue (western edge).
Increased customer demand to run air conditioning, pool pumps and other systems during these repairs is putting a significant strain on Hydro Ottawa’s electrical distribution systems in the area.