Algoma Power rep talks about storm outagesMonday, August 26, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Tim Lavoie, regional manager & director of Northern Development with Algoma Inc., has e-mailed us the following information in response to an article posted earlier today about power outages north of the city.
"Algoma Power Inc.Algoma Power had a number of widespread outages as a result of the intense series of thunderstorms that hit many sections of distribution lines in our system at various times on August 25.
"Algoma Power crews have worked around the clock to restore power.
"In some cases, the extent of damage or proximity of crews affect the restoration times.
"As of 11:45 a.m., August 26, all customers to the north of the city have been restored.
"There remain some smaller individual outages east of the city.
"Should any customer remain without power to the north, they should call 705-256-3850 and press option 1 to report the outage.
"During outages, customers can receive updates during business hours using the customer service line at 705-256-3850 and then dialing option 1."
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LillyGirl 8/26/2013 6:40:18 PM Report
There you go , For those who could not figure out why the power went out in a 10 hour lightening storm.
R0FL0L 8/26/2013 11:14:42 PM Report
I like your sense of humor :)
rcssm69 8/27/2013 8:51:04 AM Report
I love the last article and the comments!!! If it was the PUC that had the outage, the posters wouldn't have been defending them like they did API!!! LOL
I do agree that power outages will happen, especially in a storm like that! But...I can understand the frustration! I have a camp out there and just received a bill for $128.00 for the month of July. $32 of that was actual electricity usage with $91.00 delivery costs!!! They rape us with these costs, but lower the service and claim that they are in trouble financially! It's hard to feel sorry for them!!!
wakeup 8/28/2013 10:59:51 AM Report
What do you expect from second rate companies that use ancient equipment, maintanence is terrible, have lived in majority of the provinces an never seen outages happen so much an so often, as for algoma power, they claim to be in trouble yet charge more then any other company, so why financial trouble, because they pay workers that are like city workers, takes ten of them to lift a shovel, but like all this crap we sit back an take up the hinny an do nothing about it