Peaksaver Neighbourhood Challenge

November 7, 2009 at 1:23 pm Leave a comment

Wednesday, October 9th, 2009: (From left to right) Hydro presidents Rene Gatien, Waterloo North Hydro Inc., Art Stokman, Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., John Grotheer, Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro Inc. and Jerry Van Ooteghem, Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc. plant the first tree of the peaksaver Neighbourhood Challenge at Radcliffe Park in Kitchener. 30 more trees are to be planted in Kitchener, 13 in Waterloo and 9 in both Cambridge and Guelph in the coming weeks!

More than 770 area residents enrolled in the peaksaver program during the challenge. As a result, 70 trees will be planted in 25 communities around Waterloo Region and the City of Guelph on behalf of the four local hydro distribution companies, who issued a challenge to local residents to reduce their energy demand this past summer.

The peaksaver Neighbourhood Challenge began on July 15. It encouraged local residents to install a free peaksaver thermostat that cycles down a home’s central air conditioning for short periods during times of peak energy demand. For every 10 installations that occurred within a ward, the peaksaver Neighbourhood Challenge committed to planting a tree.

As well, all residents who enrolled were entered into a draw for a $500 gift card to a local bike shop on behalf of their hydro distribution company.

Residents can still register for the peaksaver program by contacting their local hydro distribution company.

Source(s): CambridgeTimes.ca & PeaksaverNeighbourhoodChallenge

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