Extended power outages can occur from time to time due to accidents, weather or unexpected system damage. You can greatly reduce the impact of a power failure by ensuring your family is prepared in advance.
Find out what to do before, during and after a power failure at www.GetPrepared.ca
Should a long-term outage occur, ensure that your family has a kit that will last at least 72 hours or until power is restored. The following is a list of essentials that an emergency kit should include:
Tip: You may want to ensure you have a land-line and corded phone in your home, as most cordless phones will not work during a power outage.
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A power outage may cause disruption to communication and transportation services, business closures including grocery stores, gas stations and bank machines, food spoilage and water contamination and medical device failure.
After a Power Failure
Food Safety during a Power Outage:
For more information on food safety during a power outage visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The Ontario Energy Board has set electricity prices effective May 1, 2021. These prices will appear on the Electricity line of you bill and are only for the electricity you use. They do not include other charges like delivery. Time of Use prices per kilowatt hour: Off Peak – 8.2¢ Mid Peak – 11.3¢ On Peak – 17.0¢ Tiered prices per kilowatt hour: Residential Tier 1 – First 600 kWh – 9.8¢ Tier 2 – Above 600 kWh – 11.5¢ The Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) has also changed effective May 1, 2021. Effective May 1, 2021 the OER will be 18.9%.READ ALL ARTICLES
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