VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2012) - Attendees at this year's Markham Fair, being held Thursday through Sunday of this week, are going to be treated to a display of how the electricity industry has changed and will continue to evolve in the future to better serve consumers.
PowerStream's, 'Power for Tomorrow' booth will be showcasing several new technologies and systems the electric utility is now utilizing or is working on to provide additional services and more value to its customers including the company's involvement in renewable energy, smart grid and electric vehicles. The utility's booth will also be featuring the conservation, electrical safety and customer service programs that the company currently has in place to assist customers and educate the general public.
Visitors to the 'Power for Tomorrow' booth will learn first hand how the integration of renewable energy and smart grid technologies into PowerStream's distribution system is now providing electricity customers with more clean and reliable power as well as the tools to help them better manage their energy consumption and reduce costs. They will also see how PowerStream is preparing for the expected wide-spread use of electric vehicles in the future through the two 100% electric Nissan LEAF™ vehicles the company currently owns. Information will also be available on a new technology in which an electric vehicle can power a home, thereby enabling residential customers to shift some of their electricity consumption to off-peak pricing periods as well as providing them with backup electricity supply in the event of an outage.
PowerStream representatives will be onsite promoting the company's conservation and electrical safety programs as well as customer online services such as e-Billing, power outage information and social media communications.
Individuals and families are also being encouraged to drop by the 'Power for Tomorrow' booth to enjoy one of Markham Fair's most popular attractions - a free PowerStream bucket truck ride.
- "The Markham Fair is one of the oldest and most outstanding fairs in Canada," explains Frank Scarpitti, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of the City of Markham. "PowerStream's Power for Tomorrow booth showcases innovations. It's educational and part of our commitment to help customers and protect the environment."
- "We are excited to have PowerStream's Power for Tomorrow tent at the Markham fairgrounds again this year," said Kelly Winnitoy, Volunteer Co-ordinator of Commercial Vendors and the fair's 2nd Vice President. "PowerStream offers a very valuable experience for the fair and the public. People of all ages walk away with new understanding and knowledge."
- PowerStream, as a municipally-owned company, providing support to community programs and activities that benefit the residents located within its service territory.
- Through the 'Power for Tomorrow' initiative, PowerStream is building upon its reputation as a reliable electricity distributor, committed to the environment and sustainable growth, by transforming itself into an energy solutions company.
PowerStream is the second largest municipally-owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, providing service to approximately 355,000 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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