Jun 22, 2017
TIMMINS, June 22, 2017 – Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre returns to Timmins this week for the Stars and Thunder International Fireworks Competition and Music Festival.
The eight-day festival is a special event created by the City of Timmins to help the region celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Tens of thousands will be entertained each night by world-class fireworks displays and a star-studded cast of musical talent.
Fully accessible and free for all ages, the Electricity Discovery Centre will be located in the Kid Zone at Gillies Lake (100 Lakeshore Road) during the following hours:
Since its launch in 2013, the Electricity Discovery Centre has participated in more than 70 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 the various exhibits, helping customers with various touchscreens and answering questions on anything from understanding billing to modernizing outage detection and restoration.
New for visitors of the Electricity Discovery Centre is the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a Hydro One Customer Service Representative. Customers can bring their questions along with their account number for helpful on-site service.
While on the Electricity Discovery Centre be sure to check out its 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.
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 the 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, $25 billion in assets and annual 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 Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). For more information about everything Hydro One, please visit www.HydroOne.com.
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