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Regional Fall Energy Conservation Blitz Comes to Districts of Algoma, Manitoulin Island, Nipissing, Temiskaming and Sudbury

Tuesday, September 24th 2013 2:50:05pm

Media Advisory

The HOME ASSISTANCE Program is funded by the Ontario Power Authority and offered by Greater Sudbury Hydro, Espanola Hydro, and Hydro One Networks.

The HOME ASSISTANCE Program provides energy-efficiency upgrades completely free of charge, including delivery and installation.  Greater Sudbury Hydro, Espanola Hydro, and Hydro One Networks are delivering this program to qualified* customers with the assistance of GreenSaver.  GreenSaver, on behalf of these utilities, will be bringing added resources to the Sudbury, Nipissing, Algoma (East), Temiskaming Districts, as well as Manitoulin Island to enroll qualified renters and home owners in the saveONenergy HOME ASSISTANCE program before winter sets in. Qualified residents will receive free energy efficient home improvements, and upgrades to help reduce the energy costs in their homes.

What:  Regional Fall Blitz event for media, community and social assistance agencies and social housing providers.

Why:  To make it easy and fast for qualified residents to access all the benefits of the HOME ASSISTANCE program before the winter weather arrives.

Who:  Greater Sudbury Hydro, Hydro One Networks, GreenSaver Representatives & Mayor of Sudbury

When:  Wednesday, September 25th, 2013  from 10:15 am to 11:30 am

Where: Salon A, Howard Johnson Hotel,  50 Brady St.  Sudbury

What else: Program information; media interviews (in French or English) the evening prior to, and the morning of the event.

Residents of North Bay should direct their inquiries to North Bay Hydro.

For further details, please contact:

Lenard Hart
Tel: 416-203-3106 ext 306
Cell: 416-898-0835
Email: lenard.hart@greensaver.org

Don Huff
Environmental Communication Options
Tel: 416-972-7404
Tel: 416-805-7720 (on-site)
Email: huffd@ecostrategy.ca

About the Home Assistance Program
Funded 100% by the Ontario Power Authority and offered by Greater Sudbury Hydro and Hydro One, the program offers free home energy efficiency improvements including lighting, appliances, insulation, water efficiency, vehicle block heater timers to income qualified renters and homeowners.  To qualify* for the Home Assistance program, your annual income or your combined annual household  income must not exceed  specified levels.  For more information visit
: www.greensaver.org/homeassistance.