If you're renovating your home, here are some helpful tips and useful advice regarding electrical service to keep in mind.
We offer many services to help make your renovation safe and easy. If you are upgrading your electrical panel, moving your meter outdoors for example you can make a request online.
Advise the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), allowing as much lead time as possible 1-877-372-7233
If you or your contractor plan to install a pool, fence, plant a tree, dig a garden, landscape, excavate, or add a room to a house, call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 to locate buried cables. This is a FREE service for excavators and homeowners, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
With the receipt of a written request from the landlord, Hydro Ottawa will disconnect the supply of electricity to a vacant premise. Should the service be disconnected for more than six months the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) may require that the service conform to its current code requirements when re-energised. We recommend you call the ESA at 1-877-372-7233 regarding possible electrical contractor work and ESA permit / inspection fees.
If you're renovating or remodelling the exterior of your home, remember an aluminium ladder, antenna or any other metal tool that contacts a power line can cause a neighbourhood power failure and result in severe injury or electroluction. Look up first!
There are a number of regulations in place to ensure that electrical installations are safe: