Christmas in the Country Hosts Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre

Nov 25, 2015

HANOVER, November 25, 2015 – Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre kicks off the holiday season in Grey County this weekend at Christmas in the Country.

The three-day event attracts thousands to Sulphur Spring Conservation Area where thousands of lights and hundreds of candle lanterns set the mood for a variety of holiday activities, including a visit with Santa Claus in an igloo. 

Stop in at the Electricity Discovery Centre and check out our two new exhibits - the Wire Wall and the Pedal-a-Watt. The Wire Wall display offers visitors an exclusive opportunity to safely examine the lines that make up the high voltage transmission system and the low voltage distribution system. The Pedal-a-Watt turns visitors into electricity generators who can use pedal power to run common household electronics.

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

  • Friday, November 27 – 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 28 – 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 29 – 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Since its launch in 2013, the Electricity Discovery Centre has participated in over 50 events across the province with 95 per cent of visitors saying they would recommend visiting to family and friends.

The Electricity Discovery Centre is a 1,000-square foot state-of-the-art mobile education trailer with hands-on, interactive exhibits that explain Ontario’s power system, help customers manage their electricity costs, and educate children about electricity safety.

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

Another popular feature is the unique Solar Charging Station, which allows visitors to recharge their tablets and smartphones with renewable energy from the sun while they enjoy their Electricity Discovery Centre experience.

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 Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre, visit HydroOne.com/EDC.

About the Company

Hydro One Inc. is an electricity transmission and distribution company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with approximately $23 billion in assets and 2014 revenues of over $6 billion. The company delivers electricity safely and reliably to over 1.2 million customers across the province of Ontario, and to large industrial customers and municipal utilities. Hydro One Inc. owns and operates Ontario's approximately 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network and an approximately 122,000 circuit km primary low-voltage distribution network.

Hydro One Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited. Hydro One Limited common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). Additional information about Hydro One, including the complete third quarter Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis, can be accessed at www.sedar.com or www.hydroone.com/InvestorRelations/FinancialReporting.

 

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For further information: 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. Our website is www.HydroOne.com.


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