Media Advisory - Province-wide energy conservation program achieves major milestone



    TORONTO, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) will announce
the outcome of the first year of the OPA's Great Refrigerator Roundup - one of
18 it is now operating to prompt a "culture of conservation" in Ontario.
    The program exceeded its first-year target in 2007 and has just surpassed
another significant milestone as year two begins. It sees old, inefficient
appliances removed, ripped apart, crushed, and recycled - leading to permanent
energy savings.
    For complete details, please attend a media briefing at the Queen's Park
Media Studio:

    
                         Wednesday, January 23, 2008
                                  11:15 a.m.

    Participating in the briefing will be:

        -  Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer Peter Love
        -  OPA Vice President Conservation and Sector Development Paul
           Shervill

    Minister of Energy Gerry Phillips is expected to participate in
celebrating the first-year success of the program and in priming it to meet
its second-year goals.
    In addition to the media briefing, B-roll footage of the decommissioning
process is available at the following co-ordinates:

    DATE OF FEED:      Wednesday, January, 23, 2008
    TIME OF FEED:      11:30-12:00 PM ET
    CO-ORDINATES:      Anik F2 C
                       Transponder 1B
                       Audio subcarrier 6.2 and 6.8
                       Downlink frequency 3740 vertical

    TOC                CFA TX 1
    

    Media may also arrange to visit the decommissioning facility and to
film/photograph the process that transforms an electricity-wasting appliance
into reusable material.
    Please note that non-Queen's Park media must go to room 387A in the
Legislative Building to get a day pass or contact Gerald Christopher at 
416-325-7922.





For further information:

For further information: Ontario Power Authority, (416) 969-6307, Toll
Free: 1-800-797-9604

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