High Winds Caused Latest Brief Power Outages In Pembroke

High winds were a factor in another two brief power outages in Pembroke yesterday.  

Ottawa River Power official says the winds, which gusted to over 65 km/h during the late afternoon, were responsible for issues that led to the flickering. 

"High winds today have caused disturbances to the supply of power within Pembroke", says a notice on Ottawa River Power's social media accounts that was posted Wednesday evening.

"These brief outages are not related to a loss of supply from the provincial grid."

Hydro One says it is still investigating earlier reports that problems with the supply from the provincial grid were leading to numerous other instances of short outages in Pembroke over the last few months.  

Officials have said that a variety of factors can lead to the brief interruptions. 

Pembroke’s electricity, which is distributed by Ottawa River Power Corporation, is supplied by two different “pipelines”:  one is from provincial grid, through a Hydro One substation just south of Pembroke along Sandy Beach Road, and from a dam in Waltham, Quebec.