TORONTO, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Last year, Hydro One customers saved
enough energy to power the city of Belleville during Earth Hour. This
year, Hydro One is urging its customers to save even more than the 202
MW saved last year by turning off lights and unplugging unnecessary
appliances on March 23 from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Hydro One customers will
join millions of people worldwide in conserving energy in support of
"Hydro One is proud of the savings achieved by our customers last year
and is encouraging our customers to conserve even more," said Giuliana
Rossini, Director, Strategy and Conservation Officer, Hydro One. "Earth
Hour helps to remind electricity consumers that small conservation acts
can lead to large benefits."
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.
Hydro One customers interested in finding out how much electricity
consumption they reduced during Earth Hour can sign up for the
Time-of-Use portal at: www.HydroOne.com/myhome. Hydro One will post its results on twitter at @HydroOne when
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 23, 2013 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.
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