SOURCE: PowerStream Inc.

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June 16, 2015 15:15 ET

PowerStream Invites Public to Come See Their 'Energy Future'

Utility to Open Doors to the Public for Open House on Saturday, June 20

VAUGHAN, ON--(Marketwired - June 16, 2015) - In celebration of National Electricity Month, PowerStream is opening the doors of its head office in Vaughan on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to provide visitors with a tour of its micro grid assets and to display how homes and businesses will generate and use power in the future.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see first-hand how micro grids will be an integral part of Canada's energy future. Not only are micro grids changing the way electricity is distributed, they also provide an innovative solution to the challenge of asset renewal in large-scale electricity delivery systems, and demonstrate how renewable energy helps to address the growing demand for electricity.

In addition to showcasing its Micro Grid Demonstration Project, the utility will also highlight the various energy management initiatives it is currently offering to customers, including the Residential Energy Management (REM) pilot in partnership with Rogers. Plug'n Drive will be onsite offering visitors the unique opportunity to test-drive three different types of electric vehicles (EVs). 105.9 The Region's 'Rob on the Road' will also be in attendance from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. broadcasting live from the event.

QUOTES

  • "PowerStream prides itself on being a forward-thinking organization focused on innovation," said Maurizio Bevilacqua, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of the City of Vaughan. "We're happy to open our doors to our customers so they can learn more about what we're doing and how this technology will help shape their energy future."
  • "It is our hope that by attending the open house, our customers will have a better understanding of how our distribution system works and the various technologies available to reduce the impact each customer has on this system," said Brian Bentz, PowerStream President & CEO. "We have an extensive list of programs to help customers conserve, from large industrial organizations, to small businesses and in the home."

BACKGROUND

  • PowerStream first launched its Micro Grid Demonstration Project in 2013.
  • In 2014, PowerStream unveiled its Level 3 EV charging unit, which can charge an EV in less than 30 minutes, as well as the first commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) power supply system in North America.
  • National Electricity Month is an initiative organized by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) aimed at encouraging Canadians to learn more about how the electricity system works and to consider the value electricity brings to their everyday lives.

ABOUT POWERSTREAM
PowerStream is a community-owned energy company providing power and related services to more than 375,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.

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