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PowerStream Continues to Demonstrate Support for Earth Hour
Utility Encouraging Customers to Participate Again in Annual Climate Change Awareness Event
March 14, 2016

PowerStream is inviting customers to once again participate with the utility in Earth Hour, taking place this year from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19.

Serving several communities in York Region and Simcoe County, the community-owned utility will participate in the event by powering down the lights at all of its locations in Vaughan, Markham and Barrie. Collus PowerStream will also shut off the lights at its Collingwood office. During Earth Hour, the utility will also report municipal power consumption reduction totals throughout its service territory.

To further demonstrate its commitment to this annual global climate change initiative, PowerStream is participating in Vaughan's Earth Hour Lantern Walk and Markham's Earth Hour Celebration. The Vaughan Earth Hour event will be held at Vaughan City Hall, while Markham Earth Hour activities will take place at Cornell Community Centre. Both events will feature PowerStream displays showcasing the utility's energy conservation programs and Smart Grid technologies.



PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and related services to more than 375,000 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.


WWF's Earth Hour has grown from a symbolic event in one city to the world's largest grassroots environmental movement. In 2015, Earth Hour engaged a record-breaking 172 countries, with over 10,400 participating landmarks and 620,000 actions taken to #changeclimatechange. In 2016, Earth Hour aims to harness the power of its millions of supporters worldwide to change climate change.