Power outages: “we put our hearts into it”
Le travail pour rétablir le service de tous ceux encore touchés par une #panne se poursuit. La majorité des clients touchés ont maintenant retrouvé le service, mais il reste encore environ 136 000 clients sans électricité. pic.twitter.com/x1ZfjExtVz
— Hydro-Québec (@client_hydro) December 25, 2022
Already 400,000 customers have been reconnected since the start of the disruptions caused by the winter storm that swept through the province at the end of the week. The latter had, at its height, plunged more than 550,000 homes into darkness, recalled the president and CEO of Hydro-Québec Sophie Brochu, during a press briefing this Sunday morning.
“It’s not easy. There are breakdowns that are simpler than others. We have a hundred poles to replace, then there are major incidents of vegetation. These are long-term works”, detailed Sophie Brochu.
“I can tell you that people are working with a lot of heart, we are very aware that it’s December 25 and we will do everything we can to do that as quickly as possible.”
Despite the progress of the reconnection operations, Hydro-Québec warns that some households will have to be patient and will not find power until the beginning of next week. The most recent outages will take longer.
“You have to have B plans,” argued Sophie Brochu. The person in charge invites citizens in difficulty to call on municipal services.
Hydro-Québec’s Info-pannes site provides real-time monitoring of the situation by region.