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On1Call - Call Before You Dig

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

by - 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 ...

Earth Hour 2015

I almost forgot about Earth Hour

by - 15-04-01

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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 - 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 - 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...

Micro Grid - PowerStream

PowerStream and KEPCO: Partners in Micro Grid & Smart Grid Technologies

by John Mulrooney, Director, Smart Grid Technologies at PowerStream Inc. - 14-12-31

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John Mulrooney, Director, Smart Grid Technologies at PowerStream Inc.

John Mulrooney is the Director of Smart Grid Technologies at PowerStream and is a professional electrical engineer. He has responsibility for PowerStream’s smart grid strategy and the evaluation of new technologies being considered by the company. John sits on many of the provincial committees responsible for smart grid vision, policy and standards in Ontario.

PowerStream and the Korea Electric Power Corporation, also known as KEPCO, are utility innovators and proven leaders in the implementation and use of Micro Grid and Smart Grid technologies. KEPCO offi...

Outdoor Lights - Always Look Up and Look Out

How to Light Up Your House Safely this Holiday Season

by Chief Public Safety Officer for the Electrical Safety Authority - 14-12-10

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Chief Public Safety Officer for the Electrical Safety Authority

The Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA) role is to enhance public electrical safety in Ontario. As an administrative authority acting on behalf of the Government of Ontario, ESA is responsible for administering specific regulations related to the Ontario Electrical Safety Code, the licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians, electricity distribution system safety, and electrical product safety. ESA works extensively with stakeholders throughout the province on education, training and promotion to foster electrical safety across the province.

Everyone loves decorating for the holidays, but there are a number of safety tips to keep in mind when lighting up your home. Test your knowledge with the following statements and learn to separate fa...

Categories: Community Safety
PowerStream Smart Grid Demonstration Projects

Understanding Smart Meters and Smart Grid Technologies

by Martin Rovers, Director of Energy Services and Solutions - 14-12-09

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Martin Rovers, Director of Energy Services and Solutions

Explaining the Future, One Technology at a Time The Challenge: PowerStream’s Smart Grid Strategy is aligned with the company’s mission statement and annual operating plans. The Strategy aims to de...

PowerStream System Control Centre – Smart Meters

Smart Meters: Shining New Light on Power Restoration

by Martin Rovers, Director of Energy Services and Solutions - 14-12-08

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Martin Rovers, Director of Energy Services and Solutions

When the Power Goes Out, a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words The Challenge: Telephone calls used to be the primary way for customers to let PowerStream know about power outages. System Control Centre ...

Polar Vortex

2014 Emergency Blackout Simulation: Polar Vortex Exercise

by John McClean, Vice President, Operations - 14-12-03

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John McClean, Vice President, Operations

Do you remember the 2003 August Blackout? What if it happens again? Is PowerStream (and Ontario) ready to respond? Unlike the challenges of the December 2013 Ice Storm that impacted our distribution s...

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