Deep freeze – Pointe-Claire cooperated with Hydro-Québec to help 350 clients and reduce the effect of power outages
In order for Hydro-Québec to restore electricity to 350 homes in Beaconsfield, which were without power due to the deep freeze and the precipitations in mid-january, the City of Pointe-Claire reduced the load on the public electrical grid and cut power to its arena, Aquatic Centre, and Recreation building.
“As a responsible public institution, it is our duty to cooperate with the authorities and lend a helping hand. Our facilities are equipped with a stand-alone generator that ensures they remain operational in the event of a power outage. We disconnected our buildings out of social solidarity and diligence,” explained Mayor John Belvedere.
The City of Pointe-Claire received this particular request after a combination of deep-freeze temperatures, increased power consumption, and numerous outages.
“It is important for Pointe-Claire residents to act in a spirit of civic-mindedness and empathy towards those in need. Mutual support is at the heart of our values,” reminded Mayor Belvedere.
The people who used the arena, Aquatic Centre, and Recreation building were able to participate in all of their activities, and the City’s generator was able to meet the energy needs of the three buildings efficiently, despite the extreme conditions.