Residents in CFB Kingston and Barriefield Village who have their electricity provided by Utilities Kingston will be affected by a planned power outage on Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023.
According to a release from the utility company, customers in these areas will experience two, one-hour planned outages: one starting at 8 a.m., and one starting between 1 and 3 p.m., in order for Utilities Kingston to make electrical system improvements.
For a map of the affected area, please visit www.UtilitiesKingston.com. Click on Scheduled at the top of the map to see upcoming outages.
“Utilities Kingston is committed to managing and maintaining local infrastructure to ensure reliable utility services, and to support the growth and development of the local community,” the company said in the release. “This power outage is necessary to allow workers to install new overhead electrical distribution lines and equipment on behalf of your electricity distributor, Kingston Hydro Corporation. For the safety of utility crews, equipment must be de-energized to complete the work.”
Utilities Kingston provided these tips to help residents during an outage:
- Make sure your appliances, such as the stove, are in the off position.
- Make sure your cellphone and extended battery packs are fully charged.
- Keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Use a cooler with ice for items you’ll need during the planned outage.
- Plan ahead and consider a source of backup power for important building systems, including sump pumps.
- Do not use a propane barbeque, camp stove or portable standby generator indoors. They can generate dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Your carbon monoxide detector may not work in an outage.
- If you plan to use a generator, remember to use it in a dry area outdoors away from any open windows, doors and vents. Visit the Electrical Safety Authority at esasafe.com for more tips.
- If you depend on electrically powered medical equipment, consider having the following:
- a backup phone that does not require electricity;
- an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) connected at all times;
- back-up generation available; or
- alternative arrangements in place (such as staying with family or friends).
Utilities Kingston said that it apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the power outage. “This work helps to ensure you have a reliable source of electricity,” the company stated.
For more information, visit www.UtilitiesKingston.com or call customer service, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 613-546-0000.