Solar Power Program Launches at McGregor Park Arena
TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ -
Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre and Economic
Development Committee Chair),
Jim Baxter, Director, Energy & Strategic Initiatives, the City of Toronto
Jack Simpson, Manager, Capacity Planning & Generation, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro)
|What:||Celebrate the official launch of a joint program between the City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro that will see 10 City-owned buildings across Toronto outfitted with more than 8,800 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.|
|Date:||Monday, November 12|
|Time:||12 p.m. - 1 p.m.|
|Location:||McGregor Park Arena - 2231 Lawrence Avenue East (Lawrence Ave. E & Kennedy Rd.)|
Media will be able to:
- Witness the solar panel installation in progress - and, with approximately 70% of the roof panels already in place, catch a glimpse of what the finished project will look like;
- Interview the City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro representatives about the partnership and the expected results; and,
- Interview representatives from Carmanah Technologies Corp. about the product and the installation process.
The principal business of the Toronto Hydro Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 712,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario.
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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