Sharing an update from Hydro Ottawa on the Beaverbrook Cable Renewal Project and the upcoming outages that residents will experience.
Over the course of the coming weeks, cable replacements will be completed, followed by service transfers that will impact residents on Pellan Crescent and Varley Drive. Below is a list of all current scheduled power outages to take place as part of this project. Please note that Hydro Ottawa continues to follow the provincial directives surrounding COVID-19 and would like to confirm that this work has been deemed essential to providing a safe and reliable supply of power to our customers.
Understanding that this is a sensitive time with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with many residents working from home, we recognize that any construction activities and power outages can be very disruptive. Our goal with this work is to maintain the electricity system so we can prevent larger and longer unplanned outages from occurring in the future.
In an effort to minimize the impact of longer outages required during cable replacement work specifically, Hydro Ottawa has launched a Battery Loan Pilot Program, where impacted residents will have the opportunity to register to receive a loaner battery pack for the day of their scheduled outage. This battery pack will allow them to power smaller electronic devices in their home including: cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc. allowing them to have uninterrupted service for work, schooling and other requirements.
Please note that all impacted residents will also receive a hardcopy of this information delivered to their home, along with the notice of the planned power outage, as well as being notified of the outage by phone, text and/or email.
Street: Pellan Crescent and Varley Drive
December 13, 2021, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Total customers impacted: 22
Street: Pellan Crescent
December 14, 2021, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Total customers impacted: 15
Street: Varley Drive
December 15, 2021, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Total customers impacted: 18
Street: Varley Drive
December 20, 2021, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Total customers impacted: 9
In light of the current situation, we would like to assure you that the safety and well-being of our employees and customers is our highest priority. Hydro Ottawa will be coordinating the safe delivery and pickup of these batteries from each of the residents.
Hydro Ottawa would like to take this opportunity to thank all residents and businesses for their patience and understanding throughout the delivery of this important project.