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National Electricity Month – June 2014



May 30, 2014 – The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has designated next month, June, as National Electricity Month (for the second consecutive year). In communities all across the country, CEA member utilities will be opening the doors of their facilities to the public, offering tours and answering questions about how the electricity system works.

By allowing consumers to see how the system works first-hand, CEA hopes to foster a national conversation on the value of electricity, stimulating and informing the discussion about the choices that need to be made today if Canada is to maintain a reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity grid.

“National Electricity Month is an excellent opportunity for Canadians to learn more about an essential system that is often taken for granted,” said Jim Burpee, CEA president and CEO. “We believe that it is important for Canadians to consider all that goes into generating, transmitting and distributing electricity so that they can make informed decisions, and join the national energy conversation.”

Some of the electric utilities that have activities planned for National Electricity Month include:

• AltaLink
• BC Hydro and Power Authority
• Capital Power Corp.
• Enmax Corp.
• FortisAlberta Inc.
• Manitoba Hydro
• Nalcor Energy
• New Brunswick Power Holding Co.
• Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
• Horizon Utilities Corp.
• Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
• Saint John Energy
• SaskPower
• Yukon Energy Corp.

For a full, regularly updated list of National Electricity Month participants and events, visit www.powerforthefuture.ca .