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Canadian Niagara Power Inc. is committed to keeping its customers informed about our current programs and services, any changes in our services that may affect them, and about our work in the community.

You will find our recent announcements and media releases listed below If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

 

Recent News & Media

Important Change

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Canadian Niagara Power has heard its Customers.  A “new” dedicated telephone number is now in place for our Customers to report power outages/emergencies.    Our new telephone number has the capacity to manage higher volume calls during power outages 24/7.  Please report any Power Outage/Emergency by dialing 1-844-501-WIRE (9473)

An insert will be included with your June electrical bill for your convenience and for quick access in case of an outage.

 

International Power Line Project Rope Completion

Sunday, December 20, 2015

All five ropes have been successfully installed across the Niagara River.  In the coming days the ropes will then be used to pull the wire from tower to tower.  The wires connect CNPI’s transmission system at the base of Queen Street in Fort Erie to National Grid’s transmission system at its Terminal House B on Busti Avenue, in Buffalo, New York. The re-energizing of the wires between the two transmission systems will then follow.

Thank you to all the agencies involved in getting this work done safely and efficiently!

 

International Power Line Project Update

Sunday, December 20, 2015

UPDATE
3 of 5 ropes have been strung across the Niagara River.  The subsequent four ropes will continue to be strung this morning.


 

International Power Line Project Bulletin ~ Delay until Sunday, December 20

Friday, December 18, 2015

BULLETIN

For Release: December 18, 2015

Contact: Kristine Carmichael, (905) 871-0330 x 3209, Kristine.Carmichael@cnpower.com; or
Steve Brady (716) 831-7744, Stephen.Brady@nationalgrid.com

Fort Erie, ON – The weekend work previously announced to complete the International Power Line Project, involving helicopter installation of ropes across the Niagara River, has been postponed until Sunday, December 20 due to the predicted snow weather event for Buffalo and surrounding areas.

Traffic interruptions on interstate 190 near the Peace Bridge for Sunday will be communicated by the New York State Thruway Authority via TRANSalert E-mail message, commencing at 6:00 a.m., Sunday, December 20.

For more information on this project please visit CNPI’s website at www.cnpower.com and Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @CNPpower #IPLproject

 

Canadian Niagara Power Inc. Announces Completion of the International Power Line

Thursday, December 17, 2015

For Release:December 17, 2015

Contact: Kristine Carmichael, (905) 871-0330 x 3209, Kristine.Carmichael@cnpower.com; or
Steve Brady (716) 831-7744, Stephen.Brady@nationalgrid.com

Fort Erie, ON - In late 2014, Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (“CNPI”) announced plans for the removal and replacement of the International Power Line (“IPL”) located to the north and parallel to the Peace Bridge. The work is being done in three stages: Stage 1, involved the removal of the cables from the two existing steel towers; Stage 2, resulted in the dismantling and removal of the two steel towers located on Queen Street in Fort Erie, Ontario and the Buffalo High Tower, in Buffalo, NY; and Stage 3, will see CNPI undertake the rebuilding of the line.

Stages 1 and 2 of the project were completed in late 2014. The final stage of CNPI’s IPL project is expected to wrap up by the end of 2015, taking to the air to string new electrical lines between Fort Erie and Buffalo. This weekend, crews will employ a helicopter to stretch ropes between the new towers on either side of the Niagara River, with the ropes then being used to pull the wire from tower to tower.

As a safety precaution, traffic on interstate 190 near the Peace Bridge will be interrupted on Saturday and Sunday as posted on the New York State Thruway Authority website at www.thruway.ny.gov.

The wires connect CNPI’s transmission system at the base of Queen Street in Fort Erie to National Grid’s transmission system at its Terminal House B on Busti Avenue, in Buffalo, New York. The re-energizing of the wires between the two transmission systems will then follow.

CNPI’s, Vice President of Operations, Jie Han said, “The final stage of the project will complete the interconnection of the two transmission systems and will allow for the continuation of providing safe and reliable 115kV connection of the Ontario CNPI transmission system to the National Grid transmission system in New York. There is great strategic value to maintain an international transmission corridor now and in the future should further interconnection capability be required".

 

POWER OUTAGE *UPDATE*

Friday, October 30, 2015

Update 8:03 A.M.
 
Good Morning! As of 11:30 P.M on Thursday October 29 all power was restored to CNP customers with the exception of a handful of services requiring electrical repairs and ESA inspections. Your patience and understanding is appreciated as our crews worked diligently to restore power to our communities. Have a safe and happy weekend.
 

Power Outage *UPDATE*

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Power Outage Update 4:45 P.M.

CNPI is still responding to various isolated outages across our service territories. At this time there are no major outages and approx. 50 customers are without power.

CNPI line crews have been deployed along with contractors to restore/resolve the isolated outages.

Please be reminded to stay clear of downed power lines and contact CNPI if you need to report a problem or if you are without power.  Thank you for your continued patience & understanding!

 

Canadian Niagara Power Inc. Announces Rebuild of the International Power Line

Friday, October 9, 2015

In late 2014, Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (“CNPI”) announced plans for the removal and replacement of the International Power Line (“IPL”) located to the north and parallel to the Peace Bridge.  The work is being done in three stages: Stage 1, involved the removal of the cables from the two existing steel towers; Stage 2, resulted in the dismantling and removal of the two steel towers located on Queen Street in Fort Erie, Ontario and the Buffalo High Tower, in Buffalo, NY; and Stage 3, will see CNPI undertake the rebuilding of the line.

Stages 1 and 2 of the project were completed in late 2014.

Stage 3 will begin on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  This stage involves the placement of new poles, stringing of cables, and re-energizing the line between the two transmission systems. During the drilling phase (October and November), residents and businesses in the vicinity of the project site may hear drilling noises.  The noise emissions from the equipment are within industry levels.  Stage 3 of the project is estimated to take approximately three (3) months to complete with minimal impact to traffic flow in the vicinity of the new towers

 
 
 
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