Statement from Minister of Energy regarding GTA Storms
Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, released the following statement today regarding the GTA storms last night:
"After one of the largest storms in the Greater Toronto Area in recent memory, the crews and management of our local distribution companies have worked through the night to restore power to many of our homes and businesses. They were joined by first responders, city and provincial staff. I would like to thank all of them for their hard work and dedication.
We are aware some areas are still without power and we thank people for their patience. Restoring power as quickly and safely as possible is our top priority.
I would also like to repeat the call from the Independent Electricity System Operator, Toronto Hydro and Hydro One for Toronto customers to conserve energy. This is the best way we can preserve reliability as work continues to fully restore power and bring all aspects of the system back online.
Easy ways to conserve energy include turning off unnecessary lighting, limiting the use of major equipment such as swimming pool pumps, and turning down your air conditioner.
Hydro One and your local distribution company will continue to provide regular updates.