Quebec free of Ontario's power woes
The Gazette, July 19, 2005
Ontarians were warned yesterday that they must conserve energy or face the possibility of rotating blackouts.
The province's electricity system is taxed by heavy demand amid the heat wave, Ontario officials said.
In Quebec, consumption of electricity during the summer does not pose a threat to the reliability of the system.
"The standards for Hydro-Quebec are based on our peaks, which occur in the winter," a utility spokesperson said.
"The highest we've reached was 21,000 megawatts," Elodie Pestel said. "Our peak last winter was 35,050."