Outages can be caused by many things—weather events, animals coming into contact with our power system, car accidents damaging our equipment, and other factors beyond our control.
Most major outages are caused by adverse weather conditions. Storms, snow, freezing rain and strong winds are some of the main causes of service interruptions. More than a third of all outages – 40%, in fact – are caused by branches falling onto power lines after a weather event. Since many sectors in the Outaouais are heavily wooded, it is possible that outages in your municipality are more frequent.
That’s why we carried out a cyclical clearing of trees located near our power distribution system in the area this year.
Following the outages in December, our employees surveyed the sector of the municipality of Cayamant. The objective was to locate trees that could be dangerous for the system and that could cause outages and plan their pruning or cutting.