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Respect the Power. High voltage powerlines are unforgiving and lethal.

#RespectThePower: Powerline Safety Awareness Week is May 11 to 17

by - 15-05-13

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Daloris Grohman, Digital & Customer Communications Specialist at PowerStream Inc.

Daloris Grohman is the Digital & Customer Communications Specialist at PowerStream. Her career in the electricity industry started in 1987 in Customer Service. Daloris’ ‘claim to fame’ is being the first and only webmaster for both Richmond Hill Hydro (2000) and PowerStream (2006). Now that PowerStream’s gone social with eStream (2012) Daloris is happy to have writing, at least once and a while, back on her job description!

Powerline Safety Awareness Week in Ontario is May 11 to 17, 2015 and this year the Electrical Safety Authority’s (ESA) hard-hitting campaign ‘Respect the Power’ targets the two groups most frequ...

Advantage Power Pricing Conservation Settings

Advantage Power Pricing now in effect for trial participants

by - 15-05-01

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Daniel Carr, Manager of Smart Grid Projects

Today is the first day for PowerStream’s new Advantage Power Pricing plan, a dynamic pricing trial for residential customers. Over 1,000 customers are participating in this new pricing program, whic...

What's in my emergency kit? Click the image to enlarge the photo and see the list

It’s Emergency Preparedness Week. What’s in your emergency kit?

by Daloris Grohman, Digital & Customer Communications Specialist at PowerStream Inc. - 15-05-05

About The Author

Daloris Grohman, Digital & Customer Communications Specialist at PowerStream Inc.

Daloris Grohman is the Digital & Customer Communications Specialist at PowerStream. Her career in the electricity industry started in 1987 in Customer Service. Daloris’ ‘claim to fame’ is being the first and only webmaster for both Richmond Hill Hydro (2000) and PowerStream (2006). Now that PowerStream’s gone social with eStream (2012) Daloris is happy to have writing, at least once and a while, back on her job description!

When was the last time you considered what types of emergency situations could affect you and your family? A tornado, an ice storm or a flood? Is the power off or on? Will you have to shelter-in-place...

Categories: Community Safety
On1Call - Call Before You Dig

April is ‘Dig Safe Month’ – Are You Digging Safely?

by Brandon Smith, Inspections & Locates Co-Op Student - 15-04-08

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Brandon Smith, Inspections & Locates Co-Op Student

Out of sight, out of mind. This common adage illustrates perfectly how the average person perceives the ground they walk on. Generally, we are only concerned with the surface of our urban environment ...

Categories: Community Safety
Earth Hour 2015

I almost forgot about Earth Hour

by Dakota Clark, Corporate Communications Co-op Student - 15-04-01

About The Author

Dakota Clark, Corporate Communications Co-op Student

I know how this sounds: I work for an energy utility and I almost didn’t participate in the one major event that marks global energy conservation, but it may not be as shameful as you think. For...

PowerStream Distribution System Plan Primer

Lots of Winners When Customers Are Engaged

by PowerStream Regulatory & Government Affairs - 15-03-19

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PowerStream Regulatory & Government Affairs

The importance of engaging customers was perhaps never more aptly stated than in a comment made several years ago by John Russell, a former President of Harley-Davidson. “The more you engage with cu...

Crews are out on a regular basis throughout the spring to minimize the chance of pole fire-related outages during this season.

Why do hydro poles catch fire?

by Stanton Sheogobind, Director, Lines - 15-03-13

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Stanton Sheogobind, Director, Lines

There are approximately 40,000 hydro poles throughout PowerStream’s service territory. Each spring, as the temperature begins to increase and the snow begins to melt, we’re faced with pole fires w...

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