You Can 'Count Ontario's Electricity Distributors In' for Energy Conservation Week - May 17 to 23

    Promoting Energy Conservation Awareness, Inspiring Action and Creating a
    Culture of Conservation Among Ontarians

    TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA)
and its over 80 local electricity distribution companies understand the power
of collective action and the accumulative effect that individual conservation
actions can have in making a difference.
    As a partner of Energy Conservation Week 2009, the EDA and its member
electricity distribution companies are proud to be 'Counted In' and look
forward to promoting and participating in the Province's upcoming 2nd Annual
Energy Conservation Week that takes place next week, May 17 to 23, across
    "We unequivocally pledge that you can 'Count Ontario's Electricity
Distributors In'," said John Loucks, EDA Chair. "The province's electricity
distributors are committed to working alongside government and key industry
partners to help educate, promote and deliver effective energy conservation
activities and programs to our many residential and business customers. In
communities throughout the province we are helping to ensure a cleaner,
environmentally sound and sustainable energy future for all Ontarians."
    Electricity distributors are working in their communities to stage events
that promote conservation awareness and inspire customers to conserve - from
special 'conservation' barbecues and popular promotions with retail outlets in
the community, to special educational sessions for school children that focus
on the need to conserve.
    "Electricity distributors recognize the importance of substantial and
timely conservation measures and are supportive of government policies that
are creating a modern, renewable and sustainable electricity system," said EDA
President and CEO, Charlie Macaluso. "As trusted frontline delivers of
conservation distributors continue to demonstrate their initiative and
innovation in the development and delivery of community-based conservation
    Take the pledge to 'Count Me In!' and take action on electricity
    For more information on how to participate, or to check out the calendar
of events for the week's activities, visit the Energy Conservation Week
website at:
    Visit the EDA's website at to find out more about how
electricity distributors are making a difference in their communities with
conservation and demand management programming and activities.
    Energy Conservation Week 2009 is a province-wide initiative coordinated,
in partnership, by the Ontario Power Authority, The Ontario Ministry of Energy
and Infrastructure, the Electricity Distributors Association, the Independent
Electricity System Operator, Hydro One, the Association of Municipalities of
Ontario and the City of Toronto.

    The Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) is the voice of Ontario's
local electricity distributors, the publicly and privately owned companies
that safely and reliably deliver electricity to over four and a half million
Ontario homes, businesses and public institutions.

For further information:

For further information: contact the EDA's Manager of Communications and
Media Relations, Christine Hallas at (905) 265-5322

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