Hydro Québec will meet with the Mayors of the MRC on March 11
Article published on 26 February 2020
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The new spokesperson in community relations representing the MRC Pontiac for Hydro Quebec, Alain Paquette was in the CHIP 101.9 studio yesterday. During which he confirmed that he will meet with the Mayors of the MRC Pontiac on March 11 to update them on Hydro Québec’s plan for the Pontiac in 2020.

Note, the last time an update of the kind was carried out by Hydro Québec was in 2018. More details on this meeting will be made available on March 11.

The full interview with Alain Paquette is available in both French and English.

Details of Monday’s power failure in the Pontiac

CHIP 101.9 obtained more information regarding the power outage that affected much of the Pontiac Monday. According to the spokesperson and advisor in community relations for Hydro-Quebec, Alain Paquette, a major equipment failure would have occurred near the Bryson Generating station, causing the lengthy power outage.

Remember: this power failure was first reported around 10:30 am Monday with the power expected to return, according to early reports, in the early afternoon. However, the deadlines were extended late into the evening and certain municipalities such as Litchfield, Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Bryson, Campbell’s Bay and Fort-Coulonge remained dark until late Monday.

Over 9,000 clients were affected by the outage.

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