The Electricity Discovery Centre Returns to Alight at Night at Upper Canada Village

Nov 30, 2016

MORRISBURG, November 30, 2016 – Ontario’s Electricity Discovery Centre, sponsored by Hydro One and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), returns to Eastern Ontario this December for the Alight at Night festival.

The annual winter lights festival attracts thousands of visitors to Upper Canada Village over the holiday season to tour dozens of heritage buildings and enjoy a variety of seasonal activities.

The Electricity Discovery Centre, a 1,000-square foot state-of-the-art mobile education centre, will be on-hand with interactive games and educational exhibits that explain Ontario’s power system and provides tips and tools for how customers can manage their electricity use and help the environment.

Fully accessible and free for all ages, the Electricity Discovery Centre will be open during the following hours:

  • Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 8 to Sunday, December 11 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 15 to Sunday, December 18 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Since its launch in 2013, the Electricity Discovery Centre has participated in 82 events across the province. Close to 90,000 Ontarians have visited the centre at various events, with 95 percent of visitors saying they would recommend visiting to family and friends.

The Electricity Discovery Centre is staffed by ambassadors who engage and educate visitors, offering tours through the various exhibits, helping customers with the various touchscreens and answering questions on anything from understanding billing to modernizing outage detection and restoration. Exhibits include:

  • Kids' Electrical Safety Team Headquarters 
  • Solar Charging Station for Personal Electronic Devices
  • Understanding the Power System
  • Electricity in Your Community
  • Investing for the Future
  • The Interactive Wires Wall Display 
  • The Pedal-a-Watt Game 
  • The Energy Saving Game
  • The Customer Corner 

Children learn about electricity safety by meeting Ellie, the virtual leader of the Kids’ Electricity Safety Team, and becoming members by finding 11 electrical hazards around the home.

For more information on the Hydro One IESO Electricity Discovery Centre, visit HydroOne.com/EDC.

About Hydro One Inc.:

Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited, Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, $24.8 billion in assets and revenues of over $6.5 billion. Our team of 5,500 skilled and dedicated employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only four utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Energy Company designation from the Canadian Electrical Association.  We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network. Hydro One's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). For more information about everything Hydro One, please visit www.HydroOne.com.

About the Independent Electricity System Operator:

The IESO manages the province’s power system so that Ontarians receive power when and where they need it.  It plans and prepares for future electricity needs and works with its partners to guide conservation efforts.

 

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For more information, contact Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Hydro One’s website is www.HydroOne.com.

For more information about the IESO, contact John Cannella at 416-506-2823. The IESO’s website is www.ieso.ca.


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