March 29, 2014 22:43 ET
Percentage reduction for service territory slightly down from previous year's results
YORK REGION AND SIMCOE COUNTY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 29, 2014) - Earth Hour 2014 saw thousands of PowerStream customers, in the nine municipalities served by the electric utility, indicate their willingness to help fight climate change by turning off their lights for 60 minutes to reduce electricity consumption.
PowerStream's System Control Centre reported a service territory-wide 4.8 per cent electricity consumption reduction between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday*. This was a slight decrease from the five per cent reduction achieved collectively last year by customers in PowerStream's service territory during Earth Hour 2013.
The 2014 results represented a total savings of 48.9 megawatts (MW) in peak demand, or enough electricity to power 1,480 average-size homes over a 24-hour period. The reductions achieved per municipality in 2014 were as follows:
PowerStream also supported Earth Hour 2014 in several other ways. In addition to powering down the lights at its four work locations in Vaughan, Markham and Barrie, as well as reporting municipal power consumption reduction totals throughout its service territory during Earth Hour. PowerStream further demonstrates its commitment to the environment by sponsoring Earth Hour Vaughan Lantern Walk Event as well as Markham Earth Hour at the Cornell Community Centre. At both events, PowerStream had displays showcasing the energy conservation programs the company offers both residential and business customers.
PowerStream is a community-owned energy company providing power and related services to more than 365,000 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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