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Oakville Earth Hour Results in Energy Savings

(Oakville, ON) March 26, 2018 – Oakville Hydro reports that during Earth Hour, the demand for electricity in the Town of Oakville was reduced by 3.2 per cent (5.9 MW), the equivalent of turning off 390,000 light bulbs. 

“Conserving energy is top of mind for many customers who are looking to combat climate change,” said Rob Lister, President and CEO of Oakville Hydro.  “Earth Hour is a reminder for all of us to consider other things we can do to make a difference in saving energy and continuing to build a ‘green’ town.”

“Every action we take – big or small – to conserve energy makes a positive difference on our community and the environment,” said Mayor Rob Burton.  “On behalf of Council, I want to thank all of our residents for their contribution not only during Earth Hour, but also throughout the year.  We encourage residents to continue finding ways to reduce their energy use in their daily lives.”

About Earth Hour

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet that the World Wildlife Fund (“WWF”) started in 2007 with a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia.  Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement of stopping climate change.  For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.org

About Oakville Hydro

Part of the OEC Family of Companies, Oakville Hydro delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 70,000 individuals, families and businesses in Oakville.  The company maintains an active commitment to conservation, safety, and is strongly invested in the social and economic well-being of the Oakville community.  Oakville Hydro is a past recipient of a Performance Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA) and a Silver Canada’s Safest Employers Award, recognizing the organization as an exceptional leader in the industry. 

For more information, please visit www.oakvillehydro.com, follow us on Twitter @oakvillehydro, or visit us on Facebook.  For information on power interruptions, visit www.oakvilleoutages.ca.

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Contact:
Cassandra Umbriaco
Communications Specialist 
905-825-4424, cumbriaco@oecorp.ca 




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