Enersource Hydro Mississauga

August 30, 2006 13:54 ET

Enersource Supports Foodbank Clients With Energy Saving Lights

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2006) -

Attenion News Editors:

Throughout the last week clients of Foodpath in Mississauga received energy saving compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) as part of a conservation initiative sponsored by Enersource Hydro Mississauga. CFL bulbs use up to 80% less energy to produce the same amount of light and last up to 10 times longer. While distributing over 800 energy-efficient light bulbs in the one week blitz, students from the utility's Community Events team also offered energy saving advice to clients as they moved through the busy Foodbank.

"The support of companies like Enersource is critical to our operations as we don't receive any government monies," said Anne Hunter, Executive Director of Foodpath. "We rely on charitable donations and our own fund-raising initiatives to pay for our programs."

"This type of initiative helps us reach low-income residents so they too may lower their bills and contribute in a meaningful way to conserving electricity", said Gunars Ceksters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enersource Corporation. "We're pleased to help start the CFL bulb conversion process in the homes of those who quite understandably may have higher priorities with their income, simply making ends meet at the supper table."

Foodpath (Interfaith Peel Association to Tackle Hunger) provides food to approximately 40 non-profit organizations including food banks, soup kitchens, programs for school children, women's abuse shelters and prenatal programs for expectant mothers. Foodpath (www.foodpath.org) also provides food through a number of outreach programs including Children's Breakfast Clubs and Homework Clubs and Peel Literacy Programs. Each month Foodpath collects and distributes food and household items to over 6,000 Mississauga clients and over 9,500 residents across Peel, half of which are children.

Enersource Hydro Mississauga has initiated an extensive range of conservation activities co-branded under the powerWISE® brand in alliance with Horizon Utilities Corporation, Hydro Ottawa Limited, PowerStream Inc., Toronto Hydro-Electric Limited and Veridian Connections. The powerWISE Alliance is working on many innovative programs and is committed to the goal of reducing demand, creating a culture of conservation in Ontario and achieving the government's smart metering objectives. For information on the full range of Enersource's local powerWISE initiatives visit enersource.com/powerwise.

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  • Enersource Corporation
    Ken MacDonald
    Senior Manager, Communications & Government Relations
    (905) 283-4050