GRAVENHURST, ON — October 26, 2020 – Elexicon Energy employees worked throughout the weekend to restore power to more than 1,800 customers in the Town of Gravenhurst. Friday’s windstorm toppled trees and downed poles, causing widespread power outages throughout the community.
“Our highly-skilled crews, system operators and support staff worked tirelessly, responding to the many outages that were a direct result of the windstorm,” said Moranne McDonnell, Vice President, Distribution Operations. “It truly was a team effort, as our local crews were supported by our Belleville and Whitby districts.”
Elexicon Energy’s system operators and crews work hard to do their part in keeping the power on, but sometimes outages are caused by circumstances out of the company’s control. In this particular event, additional coordination was required with Hydro One to restore power at a number of their stations that supply electricity to Elexicon’s Gravenhurst customers. When outages do occur, every effort is made to get power restored as quickly and as safely as possible.
Elexicon Energy encourages customers to always be prepared for an extended outage by having an emergency survival kit at home. Ontario’s Emergency Management Office provides a checklist of what should be in the kit.
About Elexicon Energy Inc.
Elexicon Energy provides more than 169,000 residential and business customers in parts of Durham Region and beyond with reliable and affordable energy services. The company is the fourth largest municipally owned electricity distributor in Ontario. Elexicon Energy is owned by five municipalities: the Town of Whitby, the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the City of Belleville and the Municipality of Clarington.
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