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Power Outages

Power outages can be caused by the loss of the electricity supply to our community, equipment failure, weather conditions, tree contact, wildlife interference, or vehicle accidents. We isolate many outages by using remotely-operated switches, which lessen the impact to the number of customers affected by the outage. Cambridge and North Dumfries emergency crews are then sent out rapidly to make repairs and restore power to customers. 

More information on how power is restored to our customers.

Report a Power Outage

If you wish to report a power outage, please contact our Customer Care Team:

  • 519-621-3484 during regular business hours
  • 519-621-3530 outside of regular business hours

You may submit our Report A Problem form online during regular business hours.

Safety Tips

Here are some tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe when the power goes out, as well as how to prepare if you have to leave your home due to flooding.

Portable home generators can be useful during a power outage but they can also be very dangerous if they are not used properly.

Planned Outages

Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro supplies electric service across 306 square kilometres of overhead wires and underground cables to 52,500 customers, in the City of Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries.

When it is necessary for Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro to interrupt service to our customers to maintain or upgrade the system, we try to provide our customers with advance notice by letter or verbal communication (for planned outages that are expected to last more than one hour). Have your name added to the list of customers who rely on medical equipment that requires electricity.