Residents can keep cool and save electricity with peaksaver PLUS™
TORONTO, July 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Torontonians now have an easy way to help
reduce the strain on the city's electrical grid and save energy using
an in-home energy display with the launch of a new program from
Toronto Hydro, peaksaverPLUS™.
The initiative builds on the success of the existing peaksaver® program, which includes the installation of a small device, installed
free of charge near air conditioning units, pool pumps and electric
water heaters. The device is activated from time-to-time, usually on
hot summer weekdays between 12pm to 7 pm to reduce electricity use for
short intervals by slowing down the cycle of the appliance. Enrolling
in peaksaverPLUS offers the same service, but now also includes a free in-home energy
display that allows existing peaksaver customers - as well as any new
and returning customers - to monitor their electricity usage and help
them save money.
Participating is as simple as calling 1-877-487-8574 or by visiting www.torontohydro.com/peaksaver.* A video demonstration of how the device works is posted on Toronto
Hydro's YouTube channel.
"Educating Torontonians about their electricity usage is an important
first step in energy conservation. The new peaksaverPLUS in-home energy display will allow customers to see exactly what they're
using on a real time basis, making it easy to understand what
electrical loads contribute to their electricity bill and opportunities
to shift their energy use to lower off peak rates and save on their
electricity bill," said Chris Tyrrell, VP of Customer Care and Chief
Conservation Officer at Toronto Hydro.
In order to better inform Torontonians about the impact of city-wide
conservation efforts, energy expert Erin Way, from EcoSpark will today
be showing a group of children how the energy display works and easy
ways to save electricity in their homes every day.
About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the
distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
709,000 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
*To participate, you must be a Toronto Hydro customer and have a central
Twitter - twitter.com/torontohydro
Facebook - facebook.com/torontohydro
YouTube - youtube.com/torontohydro
Image with caption: "The peaksaver PLUS™ in-home energy display allows customers to collectively reduce the strain on the city's electrical grid by monitoring their energy consumption. (CNW Group/Toronto Hydro Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120710_C7300_PHOTO_EN_16160.jpg
SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Daina Astwood-George, APEX Public Relations