WEDNESDAY'S RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURE PUSHED POWER USAGE TO HIGHEST IN 2016

Sep 08, 2016

By Jane Brown

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Electricity has been restored to nearly all of the Toronto Hydro customers who lost power because of last night’s thunderstorms.

For residents of Toronto’s City Place neighbourhood, it was the fourth time in just over a week they were affected by a power outage.

The electricity went out in the stretch of condos near the waterfront late last night and was restored earlier this morning.

On Saturday, an outage at City Place lasted nearly 18 hours. That problem was two faulty cables.

Wednesday’s record breaking heat pushed power usage to its highest point in 2016. Since today (Thursday) is expected to be nearly as hot, Toronto Hydro’s Mallory Cunnington says we should all be thinking about conservation.

“If you’re out for the day and you can put your A.C. up a couple of degrees, that does help manage the electrical grid,” explained Cunnington.

The temperature reached 35 degrees on September 7th, breaking a record that was set on the same day just last year.

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