Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
Toronto Hydro Corporation

Toronto Hydro Corporation

July 17, 2007 06:00 ET

Toronto Hydro's Conservation Customer of the Week: Momiji Health Care Society 'Walks the Talk'

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - Toronto Hydro-Electric System ("Toronto Hydro") would like to commend its first Conservation Customer of the Week, Momiji Health Care Society. This summer, the utility is showcasing business customers who are 'walking the talk' and Momiji Health Care Society is leading the way in efforts to conserve electricity.

Momiji Health Care Society, a not-for-profit charitable organization, was created in 1978 to serve primarily seniors of Japanese-Canadian descent. Recently its facility, Momiji Seniors Residence, conducted a complete lighting retrofit where even exit signs were upgraded to energy-efficient technology. Over 3,000 lights were upgraded from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescents and reflectors, which increase lighting efficiency as they reflect light downward rather than it 'getting lost' in the ceiling, were installed. Now, it's not only brighter, but where two or more bulbs had been used in the past, only one new bulb is needed.

In addition to feeling good about conserving electricity, Momiji has seen a 10-15 per cent decrease on its electricity bill - a savings last year of $19,000 and 200,000 kilowatt-hours. That's enough electricity to power 16 houses for a year and equivalent to 709 tonnes of CO2. The money that Momiji saves is invested back into building operations and additional programs, and all of its tenants continue to participate and help with conservation.

About Momiji Health Care Society

Momiji is community where seniors can meet and freely communicate in their language of choice and share their life experiences in a culturally familiar environment. Unique programs have been developed to meet the needs of both the well and frail seniors.

Momiji offers many services that help seniors live independently in their own homes as long as possible. The residence is a beautiful and modern facility. There are 133 one and two bedroom apartments where seniors can live with personal care and home support services. The apartments are self contained and many are wheelchair accessible.

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.

To see other customers Toronto Hydro is profiling this summer, visit www.torontohydro.com/talk.

Contact Information