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Restoration of the Power Grid Continues

August 14, 2003

Statement by Bruce Campbell, Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs, IMO
August 14, 2003 @ 10:00 p.m. EDT, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

We are pleased to report that progress is being made in restoring the power grid. 

At present, we have restored approximately 1000 MW of load in pockets through Windsor, London, St. Catharines and Eastern Ontario. Efforts are continuing to restore some load in the Toronto area. 

Consumers are reminded of a couple of important messages. 

When your power comes back on please use it only for essential needs. It will take time to get all the generation reconnected. This could take a couple of days, so if people can help us by using less, that would be a significant help. 

Don't be alarmed if power is disrupted periodically. This is a normal part of balancing the restoration across the province and we may have to rotate the power supply as we go forward. 

We will continue to keep you informed as the situation progresses. 

Market Operations will resume as soon as practical.