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Posted Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14 to 20 is Powerline Safety Week
 Don’t take safety for granted, always be aware of overhead and underground wires.
GUELPH & WATERLOO REGION, ON (May 14, 2018) – As the Victoria Day long weekend approaches, local hydro utilities Energy+ Inc., Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc., and Waterloo North Hydro Inc. are reminding residents and contractors working outdoors to be aware of powerline dangers lurking silently,...

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Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018

Replace your pool pump with a variable-speed pump for instant savings
With warmer weather on the horizon, your local hydro companies have a great offer to help you save money and energy, with the new Poolsaver Program .
Pool owners can receive a $400 instant rebate at the time of purchase of a new, variable-speed pool pump through Save on Energy’s Poolsaver Program . In addition to the rebate, variable-speed pool pumps use 90 per cent less electricity than...

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Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2018

With the construction season ramping up, more than 200 local contractors and tradespersons learned how to identify and avoid electrical hazards on job sites during the 2018 Electrical Safety for Contractors event, held April 19, 2018. Energy + Inc., Guelph Hydro Inc., Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc., and Waterloo North Hydro Inc. hosted the biennial half-day safety event for local contractors. Participants included contractors, roofers, landscapers, municipal workers, dump truck...
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Posted Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spam phone calls threaten disconnection unless customers make immediate payment
Energy+ Inc., Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc., and Waterloo North Hydro Inc. are warning customers to be aware of a phone scam targeting customers in this region.
Some customers are receiving phone calls from callers claiming to represent their local electricity distribution company. The call display either shows as a 1-888 number or is masked as the phone number of their local distribution...

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Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) will conduct a routine voltage reduction test on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 as part of mandatory testing of its emergency operating procedures. This province-wide test will have minimal noticeable impact on the public at large.
As part of the test, a three per cent voltage reduction will occur from 9:00 – 10:00 EST, followed by a five per cent reduction from 13:00 – 14:00 EST. These tests are normally conducted every...

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