These plans include doubling the number of onsite workers and equipment. Work has also been completed in advance to limit the duration of the outage. Finally, the Moosonee Community Hall will be available as a warming centre if the power does not return by 3 pm.
Dear Chief Cheechoo and Council,
We take our responsibility to our customers and communities seriously. The extended duration of the planned outage on March 1 is unacceptable to us and we were deeply sorry that community members experienced challenging and distressing situations.
The work started last week to replace the electrical lines and supporting structures between Bushy Island and Sawpit Island, must be completed as soon as possible to ensure the community has safe and reliable power for years to come. The work also needs to be completed in the winter while ice roads are still available for us to transport the large heavy equipment required for the project.
We have worked with community leaders to put plans in place to ensure that the significant issues our crews faced last week do not occur again during tomorrow’s planned outage, scheduled from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. These plans include doubling the number of workers and equipment we have onsite. We have also completed a lot of work in advance of the outage to limit the duration of the outage and worked with Moose Cree First Nation to use the Moosonee Community Hall (located at the Moosonee Arena) as a warming centre.
Customers with questions or concerns can contact 1-888-664-9376.
We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while our crews work to complete this critical work.