OTTAWA, July 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa has re-launched the peaksaver program. The new peaksaver PLUS program offers customers a free professionally-installed programmable
thermostat plus a special in-home Energy Display to help them monitor
and manage their electricity use.
The Energy Display shows the amount of electricity a home is using at
any given moment. Customers will quickly see and learn how their house
uses electricity at various times during the day. If they notice
readings that are out of the ordinary, they can simply walk around the
house to see what is on and turn it off - computers, lights, game
consoles, televisions. The Energy Display provides customers with an
immediate understanding of their home's electricity use.
"Customers are always looking for ways to better understand how they use
electricity in their homes. We think the Energy Display will be a
powerful tool to help customers make immediate conservation decisions
to manage their usage," said Roger Marsh, Chief Energy Management
Officer at Hydro Ottawa.
The saveONenergy peaksaver PLUS program is a provincial program funded by the Ontario Power Authority
that helps Ontario manage electricity use during those hot and humid
summer days when the electricity system is stretched to its limit.
Customers can enroll their central air conditioning, swimming pool pump
and/or electric water heater in the peaksaver PLUS program to help reduce the amount of electricity being consumed during
these times of critical peak demand.
The over 24,000 residential and small business customers in Ottawa who
are already peaksaver customers will be contacted to receive their new Energy Display.
For complete program details and to enroll, customers may call
1-866-813-2226 or go to www.peaksaverplus.net.
Hydro Ottawa offers a number of programs to help residential and
commercial customers conserve electricity. Since 2005, Hydro Ottawa
conservation program participants have saved 500 million
kilowatt-hours, enough to power 52,000 homes for a year.
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two
subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.
Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical
utility in Ontario serving more than 305,000 customers in the City of
Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's
largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and
provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE Hydro Ottawa Limited
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