/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Earth Hour is this Saturday at 8:30 p.m./

TORONTO, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") is encouraging customers to power down for Earth Hour this Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which asks individuals, businesses, governments and communities to turn off their lights to show their support for environmentally sustainable action.

Toronto Hydro representatives will be monitoring Toronto's electricity consumption throughout the hour and will be tweeting the city's results.  Follow @torontohydro on Twitter for live updates.

During last year's Earth Hour event, Toronto Hydro reported a seven per cent drop in electricity demand which is equivalent to removing about 92,000 homes off Toronto's electricity grid.

Toronto Hydro is reminding customers to celebrate Earth Hour safely. Only turn off non-essential lighting, appliances and devices, and do not leave candles unattended.

Our World. Our City. Our Responsibility. See what we are doing to be safe, reliable and sustainable at torontohydro.com/responsibility

About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 730,000 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.

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SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information: Christina Basil, Communications Advisor, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited, 416-903-6845