Sep 10, 2009
TEMISKAMING, ON, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Hydro One will bring its home and business energy conservation programs to the 2009 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM), the largest event ever staged in northeastern Ontario. The annual fair is being held this year in Earlton, Ontario, September 22 to 26, and is expected to draw 70,000 visitors from across Canada. "Hydro One provides electricity to a large number of homes and businesses in rural and Northern Ontario," said Giuliana Rossini, Director Strategy and Conservation Officer. "This year, our focus is to share information on how to save energy and money through simple tips for the home and how to get financial help for farms and small businesses wanting to upgrade to more energy efficient tools and practices." Hydro One representatives will be providing information about popular programs like The Great Refrigerator Roundup for homeowners, the Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program (ERIP) for mid-to-large businesses, and the Power Savings Blitz for the small business owner. Staff 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. Visitors to the Hydro One booth will have a chance to spin the 'Wheel of Conservation' to win energy-efficient prizes such as programmable thermostats and compact fluorescent light bulbs. Hydro One foresters will demonstrate and assist kids and adults in safe tree-climbing techniques. Company lines maintainers will give rides in Hydro One's new, energy-efficient 'bucket' trucks. Hydro One will be at the IPM fair grounds daily from 8:30 am. to 5:00 p.m. A major sponsor since 2003, Hydro One also provides all of the electrical infrastructure needed to operate the fair, and has been an exhibitor for more than a quarter century. 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.
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For further information: contact Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or (416) 345-6868; Our Web site is www.HydroOne.com; For more information about Hydro One's energy conservation programs, visit www.Powersaver.ca