Media Advisory - "Count Me In! Community Challenge Day" is Today - Winners Announced at AMO Conference on August 19th

    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - Ontario's "Count Me In! Community Challenge Day"
is underway today with 83 municipalities vying for top honours in the
provincewide energy conservation competition.
    Coinciding with the anniversary of the 2003 North American blackout,
participating communities are competing in two categories: For the highest
percentage reduction in electricity consumption (MWh) between 8:00 a.m. and
8:00 p.m. today and for pledges per capita.
    Full details about the "Count Me In! Community Challenge" are available
online at The winners of the provincewide challenge
will be announced at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Annual

                     Announcement of Winning Communities

    Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)
                         Date: Wednesday, August 19th
                               Time: 9:50 a.m.
       Confederation Ballroom, Westin Ottawa Hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive

    Even if their communities are not officially participating, all Ontarians
are encouraged to reduce their electricity use and to take advantage of the
resources on the campaign website. Pledges will be accepted until 8:00 p.m.
through the website, or at 1-877-261-1133.

    The Count Me In! Community Challenge Day is an extension of the Blackout
Day Challenge developed by the City of Woodstock. It has been organized by the
Ontario Power Authority in conjunction with Mayor Michael Harding of Woodstock
and is supported by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the Electricity
Distributors Association, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Hydro
One, and the Independent Electricity System Operator, which is responsible for
assessing the outcome of the electricity consumption reduction challenge

For further information:

For further information: Ontario Power Authority, (416) 969-6307

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