News Release

July 20, 2022

AJAX, ON — July 20, 2022 – A community-wide power outage in Cannington, originally scheduled for Friday, July 22, has been moved to Sunday, July 24 from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. The two hour planned power interruption is required to allow crews to safely perform important maintenance work at Elexicon Energy’s Laidlaw Substation.

“We recognize that power interruptions – planned or unplanned – are an inconvenience to our valued customers,” says Craig Smith, Manager, Stations & System Control. “The work being performed in Cannington is vital to ensuring our electricity system network continues to operate in peak condition. Our talented crews and system operators will safely perform the work as quickly as possible to ensure that the inconvenience is minimal.”

Elexicon Energy encouragesresidents to make arrangements ahead of time if they:

  • Are on life support or require a medical device supported by electricity (Speak with your medical service provider for assistance)
  • Have computer equipment
  • Have an electric sump pump
  • Have an electric garage door opener
  • Have a security company monitoring their home or business
  • Have smoke alarms or carbon monoxide alarms electronically connected to their home’s power supply without battery back-up

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About Elexicon Energy
Elexicon Energy powers life’s most meaningful moments. As the fourth largest municipally owned electricity distributor in Ontario, our vision is to empower the communities we serve and help customers seize opportunities to ignite a better future. We provide over 174,000 residential and business customers with reliable and affordable energy services. Elexicon Energy is owned by five municipalities: the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Town of Whitby, the City of Belleville and the Municipality of Clarington. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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