Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
Toronto Hydro Corporation

Toronto Hydro Corporation

August 28, 2007 06:00 ET

Toronto Hydro's Conservation Customer of the Week

Dave Snider Music Centre takes a load off Toronto and 'Walks the Talk'

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2007) - Toronto Hydro-Electric System ("Toronto Hydro") would like to commend its Conservation Customer of the Week, Dave Snider Music Centre. This summer, the utility is showcasing business customers who are 'walking the talk' and Dave Snider Music Centre is playing a part in the conservation movement.

When Dave Snider Music Centre signed up for peaksaver, it signed up to help reduce strain on Toronto's electricity grid. When hot weather places a heavy load on Toronto's electric system, its air conditioning will automatically cycle down, decreasing the need to import power from dirty coal-fired plants. Not only is Dave Snider Music Centre feeling good about taking a load off Toronto, it also received $25 from Toronto Hydro just for signing up. If needed, Toronto Hydro is able to take 40 megawatts, equivalent to 13,000 homes, off the grid thanks to Dave Snider Music Centre and the other 33,000 residential and small commercial customers who are peaksaver participants in Toronto.

peaksaver makes conservation easy. After you sign up, Toronto Hydro installs a peaksaver device on your central air conditioning unit. When the switch is activated, your air conditioner will cycle down and take a load off the electricity system for a brief period of time. When energy use reaches high peak levels in the summer, coal-fired plants throughout the province and the United States must operate at full capacity to meet the demand. peaksaver eases the strain, which reduces electricity production, and lowers the amount of greenhouse gas released into the air. By signing up, you're helping reduce the juice that powers Toronto, doing good things for the environment and you won't even notice the difference in temperature. Visit for more information.

About Dave Snider Music Centre

For more than 50 years, Dave Snider Music Centre has been the place to be for music students, teachers, professionals and all music lovers because of its selection of sheet music, fine instruments and professional lessons. It has a tremendous selection of popular and Broadway sheet music and a wide selection of musical instruments suitable for beginners and seasoned professionals. In addition to signing up for peaksaver, Dave Snider Music Centre also uses compact fluorescent bulbs and keeps its doors closed when the air conditioning is on.

About Toronto Hydro-Electric System

A wholly owned subsidiary of Toronto Hydro Corporation, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited delivers electricity through a complex network of poles, wires and underground structures to 678,000 customers and distributes approximately 18 per cent of the electricity in the province of Ontario. Toronto Hydro Corporation is owned 100 per cent by the City of Toronto.

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