Orillia, July 3, 2018 - Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre travels to Orillia this weekend for the Mariposa Folk Festival. Since it’s origin in 1961, the Mariposa Folk Festival has provided festivalgoers an opportunity to immerse themselves in Canada’s folk art through song, story, dance and craft.
Fully accessible and free for all ages, the Electricity Discovery Centre will be open:
- Friday, July 6 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, July 7 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, July 8 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Since its launch in 2013, the Electricity Discovery Centre has participated in over 100 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.
While in 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 the chance 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 electrical hazards around the home.
For more information on the Electricity Discovery Centre, visit www.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 2017 annual revenues of nearly $6 billion. Our team of over 7,400 skilled and dedicated regular and non-regular employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km of high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km of 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 five utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Electricity Company designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H).
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