A widespread west end power outage that briefly left 29,705 customers in the dark on Friday night was caused by a loss of supply from the provincial grid, according to Hydro Ottawa
“On July 31 at 11:18 p.m. Hydro Ottawa reported a power outage in the west end, affecting 29,705 customers in portions of Richmond, Barrhaven, Kanata and Stittsville. The power outage was restored for the vast majority after 5 minutes, with the remaining 8,625 customers restored by 11:42 p.m.,” wrote Hydro Ottawa spokesperson Rebecca Hickey in an email to StittsvilleCentral.ca.
“This power outage was caused by a loss of supply from the provincial grid. It is suspected that weather caused the Hydro One circuit to trip.”