We use electricity every day. Electricity heats and cools our homes, powers entertainment devices, refrigerates and cooks our food and provides lighting. Electricity is incredibly useful but it can be dangerous. Keep informed on how to keep you and your family safe at home visit the Electrical Safety Authority to learn more.
It is important to keep electrical safety in mind even during a power outage. For more information on how to stay safe during an outage click here.
There are dangers associated with coming in contact with overhead powerlines and other distribution equipment. The effects can be instant and deadly. The Electrical Safety Authority has eight safety tips to stay safe around power lines.
System damage can happen on different areas of an electrical system that can impact the number of outages and the time it takes to restore power. Below is an infographic provided by the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) displaying the diverse areas of an electrical distribution system where damage can occur.
During unusual or extreme weather conditions multiple areas of a system can be impacted simultaneously. Local Utilities work together to ensure power is restored as soon as possible - volume and weather severity can impact the speed of repairs.
Here are 7 simple fixes from the Electrical Safety Authority to make your home a safezone for you and your kids.
For more helpful tips on electrical safety visit the Electrical Safety Authority https://esasafe.com/safety/.
Starting January 1, 2021, a portion of renewable energy contract costs will be funded by the Ontario government instead of electricity customers. This will lower electricity bills for large and mid-sized commercial and industrial consumers who do not participate in the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) or receive the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) by reducing Global Adjustment (GA) costs. Class A consumers could see savings of about 15 per cent on their bills, while non-RPP Class B consumers could see savings of about 16 per cent on their bills*. Actual savings will vary depending on customers’ location and electricity consumption. RPP customers who receive the OER, such as residential, small business and farm consumers, will receive an adjusted rebate percentage starting January 1, 2021, to keep the average residential bill flat compared to November 2020. For a temporary period of 28 days starting January 1, 2021, all RPP customers, including those paying both time-of-use and tiered rates, will also benefit from being billed at the off-peak rate for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. *In 2021, Class A and Class B consumers could see savings of about 11% and 12%, respectively, due to the Global Adjustment (GA) deferral repayment in effect for 12 months starting January 2021.READ ALL ARTICLES
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