Sep 9, 2009
OWEN SOUND, ON, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Hydro One will bring its energy conservation message to the Owen Sound Fall Fair, September 10 to 12. In a special educational presentation for kindergarten to Grade 3 children and their families on Friday, September 11, Hydro One representatives will talk about simple ways to reduce energy use and save money - at home and at work. Presentations will be held every half hour from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the top floor of the Coliseum Arena. "We have a suite of programs in support of promoting a conservation culture in Ontario,that also help our customers reduce their electricity costs," said Giuliana Rossini, Director of Strategy and Conservation Officer. Since 2005, Hydro One customers across Ontario have achieved annual energy savings of more than 400 million kilowatt-hours. That's enough electricity to power approximately 35,000 homes for a year. "Young people can also do their part in energy conservation," said Rossini. "Getting youth involved can have an immediate effect on energy consumption, and contribute to promoting energy efficient practices for the future." Attendees at the Hydro One presentation will hear tips on electrical safety, and there will be games and prizes given out. Hydro One will be providing information about popular programs like The Great Refrigerator Roundup and peaksaver for homeowners, the Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program (ERIP) for mid-to-large businesses, and the Power Savings Blitz for the small business owner. Representatives will be on-hand to answer questions about Smart Meters and the new Time of Use (TOU) rates to be implemented throughout the province next year. Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario. For further information on Hydro One services, please visit our Customer Self Service website at www.HydroOneNetworks.com or contact our Customer Communications Centre at 1-888-664-9376. For information on Hydro One energy conservation programs visit www.Powersaver.ca
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