Hydro One encourages its customers to participate in Earth Hour

TORONTO, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Hydro One is proud to support Earth Hour once again this year by encouraging its customers and employees to participate in the event on Saturday, March 29, 2015. Earth Hour reminds us that small acts of conservation can lead to big savings.

"It's been reported that this February was the coldest on record so this Earth Hour, we are encouraging customers to learn about ways to conserve energy all year long," said Giuliana Rossini, Director, Strategy and Conservation.

Hydro One encourages customers to commit to actively monitoring their household's electricity consumption by signing up for online access to view their account at: www.HydroOne.com/MyAccount. Not only can customers find out how much energy they reduced during Earth Hour, the portal shows hourly usage every day of the year along with temperature. Reviewing hourly electricity use can help you target areas to save in your home either by unplugging unnecessary appliances or shifting usage to off-peak hours.

Hydro One customer's can save energy all year long by signing up for a saveONenergy program. From furnace and air conditioning replacement programs to energy product coupons, taking part in one or more of the programs can help customers manage their electricity bill. Find out more at www.HydroOne.com/saveenergy.

Hydro One has participated in Earth Hour since 2008, encouraging its employees to turn off lights at home and at work before leaving for the weekend. Hydro One will also turn off all non-essential electrical equipment at its facilities across the province, but will need to keep on some lighting for the safety of the public and workers.

Earth Hour is a global WWF initiative. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn off non-essential lighting for one hour on Saturday, March 28, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. to show their support for action on climate change. The event began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has since grown into a global movement reaching more than one billion.

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

SOURCE Hydro One Inc.

For further information: Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is www.HydroOne.com.

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