Toronto Hydro warning customers of potential for higher summer bills
TORONTO, July 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Electricity demand is up in Toronto, at least compared to last summer. And that's because of the sweltering heat embracing the city.
When demand for power exceeds 4,000 MW, it's a good indicator that air conditioners are working overtime. So far this year, we've already experienced seven days above this mark – last year we only saw five days over 4,000 MW for the entire summer.
Air conditioning is the largest contributor to energy consumption in the summer months, and it can account for approximately 50% of a summer bill. We want to remind our customers that there are ways to stay cool without blasting the AC, especially as this year is much different than 2017.
Tips to stay cool include:
For more conservation tips, visit www.torontohydro.com/conservation.
Toronto Hydro customers can also track their electricity use through mytorontohydro.com using the PowerLens portal. PowerLens allows users to see their energy use in real-time, set energy saving goals, track their progress and receive customized tips for how to reduce energy use.
"These hot temperatures mean air conditioners have been humming throughout the city. We want our customers to remember that this can increase electricity use, and that their bills may be higher than last year. But by following our energy savings tips, they can keep these increases to a minimum."
- Tori Gass, Spokesperson, Toronto Hydro
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Toronto Hydro owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 769,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.
SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation