FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM ESSEX POWERLINES CORPORATION

November 15, 2013


Recently there has been an increase in the number of outages affecting Essex Powerlines Corporation (“EPL) customers in Amherstburg, Ontario. Most of these interruptions are momentary not sustained outages, but none the less, we understand that these are very frustrating and inconvenient for our customers. First and foremost and in order to immediately address the above-noted outage issues, on the morning of November 14, 2013, the power load was transferred from a suspected problem Hydro One feeder to an alternate Hydro One feeder. In this particular case, the customers moved to the alternate feeder will have some immediate relief. The bulk of the customers affected are within the "Monopoly" subdivision south of Richmond and the Crown Ridge subdivision. Unfortunately, all of the customers cannot be transferred due to the power line configuration but the majority of the customers in these areas should experience improvement in reliability immediately.


EPL’s due diligence investigation to date has determined that a number of issues outside of our service territory could have likely caused and/or significantly contributed to the present momentary outage issue to our customers in Amherstburg. We are requesting Hydro One immediately put a firm action plan in place to address these ongoing issues on a more permanent basis. In order to assist Hydro One in addressing any ongoing issues EPL has also an implemented a technology plan which will be used to help identify, qualify and quantify the source and/or location of the problem. With this technology, EPL will continue to monitor the source of the interruption and promptly report any corrective actions which are required in order to resolve the same. As well, a public "town hall" meeting will be held at a yet to be determined location in Amherstburg at which EPL representatives will attend to explain plans and answer questions from the public. A Hydro One representative will also be invited to attend.

 

EPL thanks its customers for their patience as it works to solve these power interruptions. Should any individual, in particular those EPL customers directly impacted by the subject matter outages wish further particulars they are asked to contact: Essex Powerlines Corporation – Customer Service Department (519) 737-6640


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY OF THE RELEASE.
 
Peaksaver Thermostat will be cycled down
Sunday, 23 June 2013 19:00

Rodan Residential DR ACTIVATION Notice – June 24, 2013

Please be advised that as a result of meeting the conditions required by the secondary trigger mechanism:

  1. Two or fewer Curtailments have occurred since the start of the Activation Season until August 1st
  2. Ontario demand ≥ 23,000 MW
  3. Temperature during program hours ≥ 30ºC

Rodan has been instructed by the OPA to activate Residential and Small Commercial Demand Response load control devices between the hours of 14:00 to 18:00 EPT (local time).

This Activation Notice is for the following Groupings: All Zones.

Please address any inquiries regarding this event to:

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IPad Winners
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:54

 

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Essex Powerlines SaveOnEnergy Coupons
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 15:48

The SaveOnEnergy conservation programs for home and business are designed to make it easier than ever to manage your electricity use.

This site will help you learn about the programs, and the benefits you can achieve by taking advantage of the energy-saving measures and incentives offered by these conservation programs.

The Cleaner Ontario symbol is a trademark of the Government of Ontario. You will find it on products, incentives and information related to conservation programs brought to you  by your local utility. When you see this mark, you can be assured that the programs it represents will enable you to manage your electricity use and save on energy.  

The SaveOnEnergy programs are offered through your local electric utility and funded through the Ontario Power Authority.

Join thousands of Ontarians who are already making a difference in their homes, and businesses.


Click here to visit the Essex Powerlines SaveOnEnergy site.

 
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Friday, 16 November 2012 13:34

NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND HEARING FOR AN 
ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION RATE CHANGE 
Essex Powerlines Corporation

Essex Powerlines Corporation (“EPLC”) has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for
approval to change its delivery charges beginning May 1, 2013. The application was
filed on October 12, 2012 under section 78 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O.
1998, c.15 (Schedule B), under the Board’s guidelines for 3rd Generation Incentive
Regulation Mechanism which provides for a mechanistic and formulaic adjustment to
distribution rates between cost of service applications. EPLC’s application also includes
a request for revenue-to-cost ratio adjustments.

Delivery charges are one of four regular items on Residential and General Service
customers’ electricity bills and vary depending on the amount of electricity consumed. If
the application is approved as applied for, the monthly bill for a Residential
customer who consumes 800 kWh per month would decrease by about $0.16. The
monthly bill for a General Service customer consuming 2,000 kWh per month and
having a monthly demand of less than 50 kW would increase by about $0.61.  The
proposed changes to the Delivery charges are separate from other potential changes to
the electricity bills, which are not affected by this application.

For additional information on billing items visit the Consumer page of the Board’s
website at http://www.ontarioenergyboard.ca.

DOWNLOAD THE RATE APPLICATION IN ENGLISH

DOWNLOAD THE RATE APPLICATION IN FRENCH

Download Essex_2013 IRM Rate Generator V2_EB-2012-0123_20121012m.pdf

Download Essex_2013 IRM Revenue CostRatioAdj Workform V2_EB-2012-0123_20121012m.pdf

Download Essex_2013 IRM Tax Sharing Model V1_EB-2012-0123_20121012m.pdf

Download Essex_2013 RTSR MODEL V3_EB-2012-0123_20121012m.pdf

 

 

 
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