Media Advisory - Electricity conservation programs help save money, electricity, & the environment

    Programs from the Ontario Power Authority provide Ontarians with the
    tools to save electricity and save money

    TORONTO, April 18 /CNW/ - On April 18th, the Ontario Power Authority will
unveil Ontario's 2007 summer Conservation and Demand Management programs to
help Ontarians save money, use electricity wisely, and help the environment.
    To inspire Ontarians to think about electricity generation and
conservation, the Ontario Power Authority has designed a Pedal Power set using
bike generators to show how much easier it is to conserve energy than generate
it. Students from Kipling Collegiate Institute, a Gold Eco School Award
winner, will be riding the bikes.
    Discover how much physical energy it takes to power everyday items, and
the significant difference between energy-efficient products and older less
efficient products.

    WHAT:     Ontario Power Authority and the Ontario Ministry of Energy
              announce Ontario's 2007 Summer Electricity Conservation

    WHERE:    National Home Show
              Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
              100 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto
              Please register at the Home Show Media Office in Salon 106

    WHEN:     Wednesday April 18th at 10:00 a.m.

    WHO:      The Honourable Dwight Duncan, Minister of Energy, Ontario
              The Honourable Laurel Broten, Minister of the Environment,
              Peter Love, Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer
              John Jeza, Director, Mass Market Channels, Ontario Power
              Constantine Eliadis, Director, Program Design, Mass Markets,
              Ontario Power Authority
              Students from Kipling Collegiate Institute

    About the Ontario Power Authority

    In pursuit of its mandate of ensuring an adequate, long-term supply of
electricity for Ontario, the OPA creates and implements conservation and
demand management programs, ensures adequate investment in new supply
infrastructure, performs long-term electricity system planning, and
facilitates the development of a more sustainable and competitive electricity

For further information:

For further information: Alvin Poon or Meredith Sjogren, NATIONAL Public
Relations, (416) 586-0180,,; OPA Media
Hotline, (416) 969-6307 or 1-800-797-9604

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