Media Advisory - Ontario's Electricity Demand Rises by 20 Per Cent in Three Days

    TORONTO, July 17 /CNW/ - As Ontarians turn on their air conditioners to
deal with the heat and humidity, electricity use in the province increases
significantly. Electricity demand is almost 4,000 MW or 20 per cent higher
today than on Monday July 14. This increase in electricity use is equivalent
to adding the needs of a city twice the size of Mississauga to the provincial
power system.
    Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) will provide a
briefing about the significant impacts weather can have on electricity use. An
opportunity to do interviews and shoot B-Roll in the Control Room that manages
Ontario's electricity needs will follow.

    Date:        Friday, July 18, 2008

    Time:        9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Location:    Mississauga - Location to be provided with R.S.V.P.

    The IESO is responsible for managing Ontario's bulk electricity system
and operating the wholesale electricity market. For more information, visit
    For location details please R.S.V.P. to Alexandra Campbell at (416)
452-2133 or

For further information:

For further information: Alexandra Campbell, (416) 452-2133

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