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Don't feel completely left in
the dark when a power outage takes place. Hydro Ottawa has plenty of
valuable information and features that you and your community can
turn to when the power goes out.
Updated every 15 minutes, our online outage map details both planned and
unplanned power outages. You can also view information about historic
outages in your ward and across the city.
Our 24/7 outage telephone line at 613-738-0188 is also available to
you. This channel quickly directs you to our bilingual Interactive
Voice Response application, which identifies areas experiencing an
outage and gives you an update on their status.
During major power outages and storms, you can also turn to your
mobiles to find the latest updates via Twitter by following us at @hydroottawa.
We also share a variety of educational information through our
website, including the common causes of interrupted
electricity supply, how we find out about power outages,
and the steps we take to get the power back.
And if you're looking for outage safety procedures, you'll find
everything you need under the Safety in Emergencies section of our
As time goes on, outage communications will continue to evolve at
Hydro Ottawa, helping everyone better understand the complexity of
outages and our response to them.
how we handle outages in our new video series
Your power's out. Now what?
We know that power outage detection and restoration is top-of-mind
for you and your community. That's why we've developed a series of
new videos to explain the process behind safely and effectively
ensuring your lights go on and stay on!
Check out the three stages – preparation, communication and detection
– here. We welcome you to share these
videos on your website, social media channels and newsletters to
spread the word.
focus on Electricity Safety and Conservation
Since 2005, Hydro Ottawa's
Electricity Safety & Conservation program has been teaching
school children about how electricity works, how to stay safe around
it and how to conserve at home and at school.
We're proud to have helped deliver more than 1,300 in 197 elementary
schools across Ottawa, training more than 161,000 students. The
presentations are offered free of charge to schools from kindergarten
to elementary in Hydro Ottawa's service territory on a four-year
rotational cycle in English or French.
For more information on in-school presentations, click here.
print and save
As part of Ontario's
Long-Term Energy Plan, the provincial saveONenergy portfolio of
programs is a conservation initiative offered through local
electricity distribution companies like Hydro Ottawa. The programs
are designed to reduce energy consumption and demand.
SaveONenergy is again releasing coupons for energy-efficient products
like LED bulbs, lighting controls, clotheslines and weatherstripping.
Simply download coupons, print and redeem at participating retailers
for instant discounts at: hydroottawa.com/Coupons.
for Low-Income Households
The Ontario Energy Board's
Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) can provide qualifying
customers in your community a fixed monthly credit – ranging from
$30-$50 – to their electricity bill.
Households that qualify under the program will receive the OESP
credit depending on when they apply to the program. It takes six to
eight weeks to process an application.
Low-income customers who need to use more power because they heat
their home with electricity, use medical devices or have other
special electricity requirements, may receive a higher level of
assistance. Customers with First Nations and Métis status may also
receive a higher level of assistance.
residents to be surveyed on electrical safety
How much do Ottawa residents
and business owners know about electrical safety? That's what Hydro
Ottawa will be asking this spring.
g this year, the Ontario Energy Board requires all local
electricity distribution companies to file the results of a survey on
public awareness of electrical safety every two years.
The survey is intended to gauge the public's level of awareness when
it comes to key electrical safety hazards and precautions. Responses
will be used to help determine what public education initiatives or
distributor activities are needed to increase electrical safety
awareness knowledge and prevent electrical accidents.
Stay tuned for the survey which could be coming your way in the next
few months and always stay safe around electrical parts.