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Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer to award Certificates of Recognition to residents of Timmins and Hydro One Zone 6 for Refrigerator Retirement Program

Wednesday, March 28th 2007 2:02:31pm

Media Advisory - Attention News and Assignment Editors

(Timmins, Ontario)   From July to September 2006, residents of the City of Timmins participated in the Ontario Power Authority's "Refrigerator Retirement Program," undertaken by Hydro One Zone 6.  In addition to Timmins, pilot projects were run in Barrie, Kingston, Mississauga, St. Catharines, and Windsor.  Across the province, 5,235 refrigerators and freezers were collected, decommissioned and recycled.  Timmins contributed nearly 200 units to the program.

Peter Love, Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer, is recognizing the contribution of Timmins residents and Hydro One Zone 6 staff.  The success of this program and the contribution of Timmins residents have resulted in a decision to roll this project out province-wide in 2007.

Refrigerators and freezers are among the top energy consumers in the home.  Because these appliances have a long lifespan, consumers often replace them without taking the old, energy-inefficient ones out of service. Often, they become secondary appliances in basements and garages.  This program seeks to retire older, secondary refrigerators and freezers and recycle them in an environmentally responsible manner.


WHAT:  

Timmins residents and Hydro One Zone 6 to receive Certificates of Recognition for Refrigerator Retirement Program


WHEN:  

Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.


WHERE:  

Office of the Mayor, City Hall, Upper Level, 220 Algonquin Blvd. East, Timmins, Ontario  


WHO:            

* Peter Love, Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer

* Tom Laughren, Mayor of Timmins

* Mark Bender, Customer Operation Manager, Hydro One Zone 6


For further information, please contact:

Barton Sala, Ontario Power Authority, (416) 969-6009, barton.sala@powerauthority.on.ca.


The Conservation Bureau is an office of the Ontario Power Authority.  It was established in 2005 to develop, coordinate and stimulate electricity conservation and demand management by planning, designing and implementing comprehensive programs that foster a culture of conservation across the province
(www.conservationbureau.on.ca).