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Hydro One leads electricity education with Electricity Discovery Centre


November 26, 2013 – Hydro One, along with Bob Chiarelli, Ontario’s minister of energy, officially launched a new customer education tool: the Electricity Discovery Centre. The 1000-sf, 60-ft long mobile centre features interactive exhibits on electrical safety, conservation and how the electricity system works. It also charges electric vehicles.

(For Electricity Discovery Centre highlights, see below.)

“The Electricity Discovery Centre will help us educate people about electrical safety, conservation and how we invest in our system to make sure we are able to deliver the safe, reliable and affordable electricity our customers count on today and will need tomorrow,” said Carmine Marcello, president and CEO, Hydro One.

Visitors can learn about Ontario’s electricity sector, Hydro One’s presence in communities, how to manage costs, distribution modernization and electrical safety.

Hydro One says it tested the Electricity Discovery Centre with consumers at three fairs this fall, and the feedback “has been very positive”, with respondents stating the experience improved their understanding of both Ontario’s electricity system and Hydro One.

We contacted Hydro One to “walk us through” the Electricity Discovery Centre. These photos (courtesy Hydro One) show, among other things: Kids’ Safety Zone; the Energy Game; Time of Use Game; Customer Corner; and a solar charging station for charging your smart device while you tour the centre.