Beaverbrook Cable Renewal Project Update

Sharing an update we received from Hydro Ottawa in regards to the Beaverbrook Cable Renewal Project Phase 3, with details on upcoming planned power outages and the battery loan pilot project:

 

Over the course of the coming weeks, cable replacements followed by service transfers will be completed that will impact residents on Carr Crescent, Carr Place, Milne Crescent, Riopelle Court, and Varley Drive. Below is a list of all current scheduled power outages to take place as part of this project.

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.

We invite you to review the program information and registration process at https://hydroottawa.com/en/battery.

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.

Our qualified staff and contractors will conduct this work safely and efficiently, ensuring that any inconvenience is minimal.

Carr Crescent and Carr Place
Project date: May 4, 2022
Rain date: May 9, 2022
Planned power outage: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Total customers impacted: 11

Carr Crescent, Carr Place and Varley Drive
Project date: May 9, 2022
Rain date: May 10, 2022
Planned power outage: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Total customers impacted: 14

Milne Crescent, Riopelle Court, and Varley Drive
Project date: May 10, 2022
Rain date: May 11, 2022
Planned power outage: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Total customers impacted:   27

Varley Drive
Project date: May 11, 2022
Rain date: May 16, 2022
Planned power outage: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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.