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Two voltage reduction tests are scheduled for February 3
Thu Jan 22

Although not expected to negatively impact electricity consumers in its service territory, PowerStream is notifying customers of province-wide voltage reduction tests planned by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for Tuesday, February...

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PowerStream offering financial incentives to builders and renovators
Thu Feb 28

ew Home Construction Program encourages adding energy-efficiency into home construction projectsVAUGHAN, ON, January 28, 2013 – Home builders and renovators working in PowerStream’s service territory, and looking to provide their customer...

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Residential and small business customers to receive reductions effective January 1
Fri Feb 1

VAUGHAN, ON, February 1, 2013 – The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has approved an application by PowerStream to lower its distribution rates for residential and small business customers in York Region. Effective January 1, 2013, a typical PowerSt...

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PowerStream offering financial incentives to builders and renovators
Mon Jan 28

VAUGHAN, ON, January 28, 2013 – Home builders and renovators working in PowerStream’s service territory, and looking to provide their customers with more value and benefits by adding energy-efficient features into their construction proje...

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PowerStream program provides help to low-income customers
Sat Jan 26

Social service agencies delivering LEAP initiative to eligible individuals and families VAUGHAN, ON, January 22, 2013 – Working with social service agencies in York Region and Simcoe County, PowerStream is continuing to provide comprehensive e...

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PowerStream earns United Way 'Community Campaign Spirit Award'
Fri Jan 18

Utility successfully engaged community in 2012 campaign through annual charity golf tournament VAUGHAN, ON, January 18, 2013 – As a result of successfully achieving community engagement in its 2012 United Way campaign through an annual charity...

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PowerStream to assist power restoration efforts in Connecticut
Thu Nov 1

More than 350,000 Northeast Utilities’ customers still without electricity as a result of ‘Sandy’ VAUGHAN, ON, November 1, 2012 – PowerStream is sending four, three-man crews in four bucket trucks and three pick-up trucks to...

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Electricity Prices Now!
Thu Nov 1

Time-Of-Use (TOU) rates are the fixed electricity prices* that are designed to help customers with Smart Meters better manage their electricity costs. TOU rates, which all residential and small business customers (electricity demand is less than 50 k...

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PowerStream encourages customers to be prepared for 'Sandy'
Mon Oct 29

Be safe - stay away from downed powerlines, follow fire safety rules for alternate lighting or heatingVAUGHAN, ON, October 29, 2012 ¡V Since PowerStream employees continually train and exercise for emergencies, the utility is ready to respond t...

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Silver Recipient of Canada's Safest Employers Award
Fri Sep 7

PowerStream earns recognition for promoting employee health & safety by PowerStream Corporate Communications - 12-09-07About The Author PowerStream Corporate Communications Silver Recipient of Canada’s Safest Employers Award in Transport...

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New program helps commercial and institutional organizations find energy savings
Fri Jul 27

VAUGHAN, ON, July 27, 2012 – Large commercial and institutional customers can now more easily engage the services of a qualified energy specialist to help identify and implement energy savings projects through PowerStream’s energy manager...

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Heat wave and customer growth have increased electricity consumption
Tue Jul 17

Peak demand record set within PowerStream service territory VAUGHAN, ON, July 17, 2012 – The heat wave that has been scorching southern Ontario over the past few days, along with today’s record temperature, have increased electricity con...

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PowerStream crews in Michigan
Sat Jul 7

More than 111,000 Consumers Energy customers affected by Thursday’s severe thunderstorms VAUGHAN, ON, July 7, 2012 – PowerStream sent four, three-man crews in four bucket trucks and three pick-up trucks to Michigan early Saturday morning...

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PowerStream launches new social blog and news network
Thu Jun 28

Let’s Connect on ‘eStream’, Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin! VAUGHAN, ON, June 28, 2012 – With the invitation to customers and industry colleagues to ‘Let’s Connect!’, PowerStream, the electric utility that pr...

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The Ontario Energy Board (OEB)Increases Electricity Prices
Tue May 1

Effective May 1 as Time-of-Use price periods change over to “summer” schedule April 30, 2012 ~ YORK REGION, ON ~ The Ontario Energy Board (OEB), regulator of the Ontario energy sector, has announced that the semi-annual adjustment to the...

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Ceremonial connection of Markham solar generation systems
Wed Feb 1

Ceremonial connection of Markham solar generation systems Markham, ON– Wednesday, February 1, 2012 @ Thornhill Community Centre. Today at 10:30am, in an event to recognize the Town of Markham’s partnership with PowerStream Solar’s...

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IESO schedules two voltage reduction tests for February 7
Wed Jan 25

January 25, 2012 ~ VAUGHAN, ON ~ Although not expected to negatively impact electricity consumers in its service territory, PowerStream is notifying customers of province-wide voltage reduction tests planned by the Independent Electricity System Oper...

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Collingwood to form strategic partnership with PowerStream
Mon Jan 23

Town of Collingwood Council approves strategic partnership January 23, 2012 ~ COLLINGWOOD, ON ~ Subject to signing a share purchase and shareholders agreement as well as securing any required regulatory approvals, the Town of Collingwood and PowerS...

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PowerStream recognized for being an exceptional employer
Wed Nov 16

VAUGHAN, ON ~ Recognized on several occasions over the past few years by industry peers for outstanding leadership and performance in the energy and environmental sectors, PowerStream is now earning accolades from other organizations for being a...

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PowerStream golf tournament nets over $75,000 for the United Way
Mon Oct 31

PowerStream golf tournament nets over $75,000 for the United WayTotal amount raised is the highest ever achieved at successful annual charity event VAUGHAN, ON – PowerStream officials announced today that the utility’s annual charity g...

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OEB increases electricity prices across the province
Wed Oct 26

YORK REGION, ON – The Ontario Energy Board (OEB), regulator of the Ontario energy sector, has announced that the semi-annual adjustment to the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) for all residential and small business customers (classified as “Low...

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South Operations Centre earns PowerStream another gold
Wed Oct 12

October 12, 2011 ~ MARKHAM, ON ~ Less than three years after PowerStream celebrated having its head office building in Vaughan achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold certification from the Canada Green Building Co...

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PowerStream's Conservation Road Show to tour local retail stores
Mon Sep 26

September 26, 2011 PowerStream’s Conservation Road Show to tour local retail storesConsumers can learn about new programs and get advice on how to save energy VAUGHAN, ON – PowerStream’s Conservation Road Show in Simcoe County and...

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PowerStream notifying customers to expect higher summer bills
Tue Sep 13

PowerStream notifying customers to expect higher summer bills High temperatures, humidity has resulted in increased consumption for most customers VAUGHAN, ON – PowerStream is notifying its customers to expect their next bill to be higher due...

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Nissan Canada turns over new LEAF™ to PowerStream
Thu Jul 28

First Canadian delivery of “100% electric, zero gas, zero tailpipe” vehicle.  PowerStream and Nissan Canada celebrated the automaker’s first Canadian delivery of a Nissan LEAF™, "100% electric, zero gas, zero tailpipe",...

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Peak demand record set within PowerStream service territory
Thu Jul 21

July 21, 2011 ~ Heat wave and customer growth have increased electricity consumption. VAUGHAN, ON – The heat wave that has been scorching southern Ontario this past week, along with today’s near record temperature, have increased electri...

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Last chance for PowerStream customers to get free thermostat
Thu Jul 7

July 7, 2011 Last chance for PowerStream customers to get free thermostatProposed changes to popular peaksaver® program may bring an end to current offer VAUGHAN, ON ~ PowerStream has announced that proposed changes by the Ontario Power Autho...

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PowerStream Solar's first power generation facility now operational
Fri Jun 10

PowerStream Solar’s first power generation facility now operational Utility’s operations centre rooftop being used as a working laboratory for solar generation systems BARRIE, ON – PowerStream Solar’s first solar photo...

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Payment Alternatives For PowerStream Customers
Wed Jun 1

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers announced its intention to begin a strike action at 11:59 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2011.In the event of a mail delivery disruption, we'd like to remind customers that they are responsible to keep their account curr...

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PowerStream Customers To See More Hours With Lower Prices
Tue Apr 26

Start of weekday evening off-peak period moving ahead to 7 p.m. on May 1 PowerStream residential customers billed based on Time-of-Use (TOU) prices will soon be seeing more hours of lower prices during the week. Effective May 1, 2011, the weekday ev...

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OEB Increases Electricity Prices Across The Province
Thu Apr 21

Start of weekday evening off-peak period moving earlier to 7 p.m. on May 1 Semi-annual pricing adjustments by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), combined, with a change to local distribution rates, will result in an increase in electricity costs for Po...

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PowerStream reports 8.9% less electricity used during Earth Hour 2011
Wed Mar 30

Percentage reduction for service territory slightly down from previous year’s results Earth Hour 2011 saw thousands of PowerStream customers, in the nine municipalities served by the electric utility, indicate their willingness to help fight c...

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PowerStream recognized for 'Performance Excellence'
Wed Mar 30

Utility presented with award from Electricity Distributors Association PowerStream, the local distribution company (LDC) which provides service to customers residing or owning a business in several communities located immediately north of Toronto an...

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PowerStream Encouraging Customers To Participate in Earth Hour
Mon Mar 21

Electric utility marks fourth year of involvement in annual symbolic global event PowerStream, the utility which delivers electricity to several communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario, is once again asking its custom...

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Frank Scarpitti named Chair of PowerStream Board of Directors
Thu Feb 10

Markham Mayor to preside over Ontario’s 2nd largest municipally-owned utility PowerStream, the second largest municipally-owned electric utility in Ontario, announced today the naming of Town of Markham Mayor, Frank Scarpitti, as Chair of the...

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PowerStream Customers To Receive 10% Rebate On Bills
Tue Jan 18

Government’s ‘Ontario Clean Energy Benefit’ Retroactive To Jan. 1, 2011 PowerStream customers will soon be seeing a 10 percent rebate on their bill as the electricity distribution company begins implementing the Ontario Clean Energ...

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PowerStream donates more than $123,000 to the United Way
Wed Jan 5

Annual employee campaign continues to benefit communities served by utility VAUGHAN, ON – Following the completion of another successful annual employee campaign, PowerStream, one of the largest municipally-owned electricity distribution compa...

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Fundraising Efforts Earn PowerStream Award From Heart & Stroke
Mon Nov 1

Utility One Of 13 Ontario Organizations To Be Recognized For Their Outstanding Community Support The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario has named PowerStream as one of 13 organizations in the province this year that will receive its prestigiou...

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World Class Regional Heart & Soul Volunteer Service Award – Organization & Corporation Recognizes Po
Wed Oct 27

The York South office of the Heart and Stroke Foundation is excited to announce that PowerStream Inc. has been selected as a recipient of The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario World Class Regional Heart & Soul Volunteer Service Award –...

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OEB decreases electricity prices across the province
Mon Oct 25

Most PowerStream customers to benefit from RPP adjustments VAUGHAN, ON –- Semi-annual Regulated Price Plan (RPP) pricing adjustments by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will result in an overall decrease in electricity costs for most PowerStream...

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PowerStream Golf Event Nets Over $63,000 For The United Way
Wed Oct 6

Proceeds From Successful Annual Charity Tournament Continue To Increase PowerStream’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament continues to be one of the most successful fundraising events in Ontario’s electricity industry.The seventh annual tourn...

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PowerStream Named OEA's 'Energy Company of the Year'
Tue Sep 21

Cited for Community, Environmental and Customer Communications Initiatives Recognized for best in class performance in several areas of its business, including community involvement, environmental stewardship and customer communications, PowerStream...

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Future Looking Bright For New PowerStream Business
Wed Sep 15

Utility Showcases Its Solar Energy Generation Initiative at Breakfast Event in Barrie PowerStream showcased its new solar energy generation business at a breakfast event held today at the company’s North Operations Centre by providing those in...

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PowerStream Says Ceiling Fans Can Help Lower Cooling Costs
Wed Aug 4

Utility’s ‘Power Down Your Summer Electricity Costs’ campaign continues PowerStream is “circulating” more information on how customers can be mindful of their electricity use when trying to keep cool over the next few m...

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Understanding Your PowerStream Bill
Tue Aug 3

UNDERSTANDING YOURPOWERSTREAM BILL(York Region) Charges Paid to PowerStream• Distribution rates• Embedded in the “Delivery” line of the bill• Account for only 21% of the total bill• Are amongst the lowest in Ontario&b...

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PowerStream Has A Line On How Customers Should Dry Clothes
Tue Jul 20

Utility’s ‘Power Down Your Summer Electricity Costs’ Campaign Continues PowerStream has a line on how customers can be mindful of their electricity use when doing their laundry over the next few months as the utility continues its...

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PowerStream Receives Special Achievement in GIS Award
Fri Jul 16

Electric Utility Recognized By ESRI For Its Exceptional Application of Geospatial Technology PowerStream received a Special Achievement in GIS Award, Wednesday at the 30th annual ESRI International User Conference held in San Diego, California. The...

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PowerStream Promoting Energy-Efficient Use of Pool Pumps
Mon Jul 12

Utility’s ‘Power Down Your Summer Electricity Costs’ Campaign Continues PowerStream is encouraging customers to be mindful of how and when they use their pool pumps over the next few months as the utility continues its ‘Power...

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PowerStream Encouraging Customers To 'Power Down'
Tue Jul 6

Utility Launches Campaign On Better Managing Summer Electricity Usage PowerStream launched a public awareness campaign today in an effort to help customers avoid high bills by encouraging them to better manage their summer electricity usage. In res...

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PowerStream Adds New Transformer Station To Distribution System
Fri Jun 25

Station Dedicated in the Name of Former Utility General Manager, Robert Fabro PowerStream held a dedication ceremony today for a newly-constructed transformer station that is being added to its distribution system to enhance reliability and better s...

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Condition Yourself To Lower Your Air Conditioning Costs
Wed May 26

PowerStream Encourages Customers To Better Manage Use Of Their AC Units In response to recent increases in electricity prices across the province, Ontario’s incoming Harmonized Sales Tax and an expected hotter than average summer, PowerStream...

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OEB Increases Electricity Prices Across The Province
Tue Apr 20

Residential Consumption Pricing Threshold Adjusted to 600 kWh For Summer Months Semi-annual pricing adjustments by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), a new regulatory charge from the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MEI), combined with a change t...

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PowerStream Recognized Again For Being 'Business of the Year'
Fri Apr 16

Utility wins Vaughan Chamber of Commerce award for second time in five years PowerStream Inc., an electricity distribution company jointly owned by the City of Vaughan, the Town of Markham and the City of Barrie, was named “Business of the Yea...

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PowerStream Opens New Operations Centre To Serve York Region
Thu Apr 8

Consolidation Of Two Separate Work Locations Under A Single Roof Expected To Improve Efficiencies At an official opening event held today at PowerStream’s new South Operations Centre, company officials said they expect their new state-of-the-a...

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PowerStream LEEDing By Example Again With New Ops Centre
Thu Apr 8

PowerStream’s new South Operations Centre, now one of three company work locations, serves as another example of the utility’s commitment to both environmental stewardship and providing its customers with safe, efficient and reliable elec...

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Paul Henderson Speaks To PowerStream Staff On The Importance Of Teamwork
Thu Apr 8

Canadian Hockey Legend Provides Keynote Address At Official Opening Of Utility’s New Facility It’s easy to understand why Canadian hockey legend, Paul Henderson, believes good teamwork is a key ingredient in how successful organizations...

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PowerStream Reports 9.1 Percent Reduction For Earth Hour 2010
Tue Apr 6

Utility’s Percentage For Service Territory Slightly Down From Previous Year’s Results Earth Hour 2010 saw thousands of PowerStream customers, in the nine municipalities served by the electric utility, indicate their willingness to help f...

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PowerStream Reaches New Heights In Environmental Leadership
Tue Apr 6

Utility Acknowledged By Peers, Receives EDA’s Environmental Excellence Award PowerStream, the utility which delivers electricity to several communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario, has once again been recognized...

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Time of Use – Richmond Hill is an early adopter
Tue Apr 6

The Smart Meters have now been installed in Richmond Hill and we now have the opportunity to control some of the costs of our hydro bills. There are 3 rates- High or On Peak - $0.093/kwh or about 20 cents / dryer load and 73 cents per wash load- Med...

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PowerStream's Media Line - 905-532-4400
Mon Feb 15

Members of the media with inquiries pertaining to outages, news stories and general requests are encouraged to call PowerStream’s 24/7 media line at 905-532-4400 to speak with a representative from the company’s Corporate Communications D...

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Jim Jones Appointed To PowerStream's Board of Directors
Wed Jan 27

Markham Regional Councillor replaces the late Tony Wong on utility’s 13-member Board PowerStream is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Jones, Regional Councillor for the Town of Markham, to the company’s Board of Directors. Jone...

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PowerStream Donates More Than $130,000 To The United Way
Thu Dec 17

PowerStream Donates More Than $130,000 To The United WaySuccessful employee campaign sees total contribution increase for fifth consecutive year Following another successful employee campaign, PowerStream, the electricity distribution company which...

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PowerStream Launches 'Smart' Online Time-Of-Use Inquiry Feature
Tue Dec 15

Smart meter Consumption Data Now Available For Customers On TOU Pricing PowerStream customers whose electricity usage is measured by a smart meter and who have been migrated to time-of-use (TOU) rates can now access their smart meter consumption onl...

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Conservation Program's Success Earns Award For PowerStream
Tue Dec 1

Electric Utility Recognized For High Percentage Increase In Peaksaver® Sign-Ups PowerStream earned recognition from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) recently for dramatically increasing the number of households participating in its peaksave...

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PowerStream Wins Smart Commute Employer of the Year Award
Wed Nov 18

PowerStream Wins Smart Commute Employer of the Year Award Employee vanpool and carpool programs help electric utility earn accolade PowerStream, an electricity distribution company serving more than 315,000 customers in the Greater Toronto Area...

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PowerStream donates $750,000 to Georgian College
Fri Aug 21

Barrie, Ontario/August 20, 2009 – A $750,000 donation by PowerStream to Georgian for its new Centre for Sustainable Technology building at the Barrie Campus is seen as the first step in the company and college forming a partnership that will su...

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York Region will see a decrease in their electricity bills
Mon Aug 17

PowerStream’s York Region customers’ electricity bills to decrease Ontario Energy Board approves utility’s 2009 distribution rate application YORK REGION, ON – Effective September 1, PowerStream customers in York Region will s...

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PowerStream employee fights cancer in multiple ways
Tue Jun 23

VAUGHAN, ON – When Patrick Guran originally became PowerStream’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer in 2004, he knew that he would be involved in programs and activities that would help save the planet. Little did he know that his journey...

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PowerStream to lead rollout of time-of-use electricity prices
Fri May 22

YORK REGION, SIMCOE COUNTY AND BARRIE, ON – Customers of PowerStream will be amongthe first electricity consumers in Ontario to benefit from the province-wide rollout of time-of-use rates. PowerStream will begin migrating customers in the Auror...

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PowerStream conservation program helps to green communities
Wed May 20

Evergreen to receive contributions based on new peaksaver® registrationsYORK REGION, ON ~ PowerStream customers signing up for the utility’s peaksaver® conservation program, in addition to receiving a free touch screen programmable ther...

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Price and threshold adjustments to impact hydro bills effective May 1
Fri May 1

Price and threshold adjustments to impact hydro bills effective May 1 YORK REGION, ON – Semi-annual electricity pricing adjustments by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will result in an increase in hydro costs for most PowerStream customers in Yo...

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PowerStream reports 10 per cent reduction for Earth Hour
Sat Mar 28

YORK REGION & SIMCOE COUNTY, ON – Earth Hour 2009 saw thousands of PowerStream customers, in the nine municipalities served by the electric utility, indicate their willingness to help fight climate change by turning off their lights for 60 minu...

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PowerStream encourages participation in Earth Hour
Mon Mar 23

Customers being asked to turn off lights for one hour on Saturday night VAUGHAN, ON – In addition to encouraging its customers to turn off their lights this Saturday in support of Earth Hour, PowerStream, the local electrical distribution compa...

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PowerStream helping AMD to save more than just data
Fri Mar 20

Technology company expected to save $150,000 in annual electricity costs YORK REGION, ON – AMD (NYSE:AMD), an industry-leading technology company which designs computing and graphics solutions, expects to see a large reduction in their electric...

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PowerStream welcomes introduction of Green Energy Act
Tue Feb 24

PowerStream welcomes introduction of Green Energy Act New legislation expected to benefit utility’s customers in Simcoe County & York Region VAUGHAN, ON – PowerStream, the municipally-owned electricity distribution company which serves mo...

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Municipalities complete merger of Barrie Hydro-PowerStream
Mon Jan 5

Municipalities complete merger of Barrie Hydro-PowerStream Utility is now the second largest local electricity distribution company in Ontario BARRIE, MARKHAM & VAUGHAN, ON – The municipalities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan have completed th...

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PowerStream donates $100,000 to the United Way
Fri Dec 19

YORK REGION, ON – PowerStream, York Region’s largest electricity distribution company, demonstrated today once again why it is a company committed to making a difference to the communities its serves, by donating $100,000 to United Way of...

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PowerStream helps small businesses cut costs and conserve energy
Wed Dec 3

New program offers up to $1,000 in free energy-efficient upgrades YORK REGION, ON – PowerStream, the local utility which provides electricity distribution services in Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, has partnered with the Ontario Po...

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Power Savings Blitz From PowerStream
Wed Oct 15

Power Savings Blitz is an energy conservation program offered by PowerStream, in partnership with the Ontario Power Authority. This program provides small businesses with up to $1,000 in free* energy-efficient lighting and equipment upgrades –...

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Municipalities approve Barrie Hydro-PowerStream merger
Thu Oct 2

BARRIE, MARKHAM & VAUGHAN, ON – The Councils of the Town of Markham, the City of Barrie and the City of Vaughan have all endorsed an agreement which will merge PowerStream, an electricity distribution company jointly owned by the City of Vaugha...

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PowerStream golf tournament nets over $26,000 for United Way
Wed Sep 24

Proceeds earned at annual event marks successful start to employee campaign YORK REGION, ON – Following a successful day on the links recently at its Annual Charity Golf Tournament, PowerStream, the local electricity distribution company which...

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Hydro utilities reach pre-merger agreements with Unions
Wed Sep 3

Barrie Hydro and PowerStream work out key issues with PWU and IBEW SIMCOE COUNTY & YORK REGION, ON – The Power Workers’ Union (PWU) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) have successfully reached agreements with B...

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Proposed merger of Barrie Hydro and PowerStream
Tue Aug 26

Proposed merger of Barrie Hydro and PowerStream expected to save in excess of $5 million annually Merger would help reduce upward pressure on distribution rates SIMCOE COUNTY & YORK REGION, ON – A business case analysis conducted by KPMG on a p...

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Summer heat wave causes electricity system to break a sweat
Wed Jul 9

YORK REGION, ON – As outside temperatures with the humidex climbed to nearly 40 degrees Tuesday, PowerStream, along with several other utilities in the province, activated thousands of customers’ peaksaver® load control devices for th...

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PowerStream earns industry recognition for health & safety
Fri Jun 20

YORK REGION, ON – Recognition by the electricity industry of PowerStream’s achievements in health and safety were highlighted during the company’s shareholders’ annual general meeting held Wednesday at the utility’s head...

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PowerStream announces 3 ways to save you money campaign
Tue May 27

PowerStream announces ‘3 ways to save you money’ campaign Utility rolls out residential conservation programs that can make a difference YORK REGION, ON – As electricity consumers across the province participate in Ontario’s f...

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PowerStream employees help charity in a BIG way
Tue May 20

PowerStream employees help charity in a ‘BIG’ way More than $11,000 in funds raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation YORK REGION, ON – It could be said that big things were happening in York Region last week with staff from Power...

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PowerStream employees help charity in a BIG way
Tue May 20

PowerStream employees help charity in a ‘BIG’ way More than $11,000 in funds raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation YORK REGION, ON – It could be said that big things were happening in York Region last week with staff from Power...

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PowerStream employees help charity in a BIG way
Tue May 20

PowerStream employees help charity in a ‘BIG’ way More than $11,000 in funds raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation YORK REGION, ON – It could be said that big things were happening in York Region last week with staff from Power...

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PowerStream employees help charity in a BIG way
Tue May 20

PowerStream employees help charity in a ‘BIG’ way More than $11,000 in funds raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation YORK REGION, ON – It could be said that big things were happening in York Region last week with staff from Power...

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PowerStream encourages participation in Energy Conservation Week
Wed May 14

PowerStream encourages participation in Energy Conservation Week Conservation focused events and activities planned for the last week in May YORK REGION, ON – PowerStream, the local utility which provides electricity distribution services in...

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PowerStream encourages participation in Energy Conservation Week
Wed May 14

PowerStream encourages participation in Energy Conservation Week Conservation focused events and activities planned for the last week in May YORK REGION, ON – PowerStream, the local utility which provides electricity distribution services in Au...

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PowerStream encourages participation in Energy Conservation Week
Tue May 13

PowerStream encourages participation in Energy Conservation Week Conservation focused events and activities planned for the last week in May YORK REGION, ON – PowerStream, the local utility which provides electricity distribution services in Au...

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PowerStream and Barrie Hydro discussing merger
Wed Apr 30

YORK REGION, ON –- PowerStream Inc., the local electricity distribution company owned by the City of Vaughan and the Town of Markham which also serves customers in Aurora and Richmond Hill, has agreed to negotiate a non-binding Letter of Intent...

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Electricity charges adjusted for PowerStream customers
Thu Apr 24

Electricity charges adjusted for PowerStream customers Residential consumption pricing threshold lowered to 600 kWh for summer months YORK REGION, ON –- The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) recently announced that the Regulated Price Plan (RPP) two t...

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PowerStreams conservation programs having substantial impact
Wed Apr 2

Conservation programs delivered over a three-year period by local electric utility PowerStream to residential and business customers in Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan have saved a total of 59.7 million kilowatt-hours(kWh), enough electric...

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PowerStream reports 4.85 per cent reduction for Earth Hour
Mon Mar 31

YORK REGION, ON – During Earth Hour, thousands of PowerStream customers in Aurora, Markham, ichmond Hill and Vaughan indicated their willingness to help fight climate change by turning off their lights to reduce their electricity consumption....

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Local athletes and PowerStream Going for the Gold in 2008
Wed Mar 26

Click Here to View Photos Aspiring Olympians awarded bursaries at official opening of new head office YORK REGION, ON – While athletes around the world continue to train for what they hope will result in gold medals at this year’s Olympi...

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PowerStreams head office looks to create a first in York Region
Wed Mar 26

Click Here to view Photos Local utility officially opens facility targeting to be LEED® gold certified YORK REGION, ON - Local electricity distributor PowerStream celebrated the official opening of its new, energy-efficient head office today. Th...

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Small Aurora Business Plays Big Role in Conservation
Tue Feb 26

YORK REGION, ON – Efforts made this past year by local Auroran and True Value Hardware owner, Michael Evans to reduce his business’s electricity use earned him recognition today from PowerStream and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). As...

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PowerStream relocates to new energy-efficient head office
Mon Feb 4

PowerStream’s new corporate head office facility, an energy-efficient building located at 161 Cityview Boulevard in Vaughan, officially opened for business today following a four-day process to vacate two other office locations and move the wor...

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PowerStream customer wins electric bike in peaksaver contest
Mon Jan 28

YORK REGION, ON – Prashanth Dinavahi of Markham is one PowerStream customer who now has more reason to look forward to the end of winter after winning the grand prize, a Trek 7100 hybrid electric bike, in a contest held recently by the local el...

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PowerStream joins other utilities in providing Winter Warmth
Thu Jan 3

YORK REGION,ON – PowerStream and the United Way of York Region are pleased to announce that the local electricity distribution company today has joined several other utilities in offering the Winter Warmth program, an initiative which provides...

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PowerStream customers cash in on Summer Savings
Fri Dec 21

Nearly 50,000 receive electricity bill credits totaling more than $900,000 YORK REGION, ON – This past summer, thousands of PowerStream customers did their part to help reduce the strain on Ontario’s electricity grid and in doing so were...

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Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program (ERIP)
Fri Nov 16

New PowerStream conservation initiative targets businesses PowerStream introduced a new conservation program today that provides financial incentives to business customers who are able to reduce their electricity consumption by implementing equipment...

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PowerStream divests its excess fibre-optic assets
Fri Oct 26

YORK REGION, ON - PowerStream Inc. announced today that it has sold its excess fibreoptic assets and related contracts to Atria Networks LP.as part of the transaction, PowerStream will retain the fibre infrastructure required to support its current...

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PowerStream customers to see electricity price decreases
Mon Oct 15

PowerStream customers to see electricity price decreases along with harmonized distribution rates on November 1 YORK REGION, ON – PowerStream residential and low-volume customers currently on the Ontario Energy Board’s (OEB) Regulated...

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Electricity Retail Agents Do Not Represent PowerStream
Mon Sep 10

Local utility reminds customers not to be misled when signing contracts PowerStream, the local utility which provides electricity distribution services to homes and businesses in Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, is reminding customers th...

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PowerStream Customers To Have Uniform Distribution Rates Following OEB Approval
Mon Aug 13

PowerStream customers to have uniform distribution rates following OEB approval of harmonization application In a recent decision and order issued by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB), an application by PowerStream to harmonize base electricity distrib...

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PowerStream Business Customers Do Their Part To Reduce Strain On Ontario Power Grid
Wed Aug 8

Local businesses in York Region such as Magna, Royal Group, Canada’s Wonderland, Lear Corporation, Teknion Form and Protemp Glass and organizations such as the Towns of Markham, Richmond Hill and Aurora in addition to the York Catholic Regional...

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Astronaut Helps PowerStream Launch Conservation Programs
Mon Jul 9

Canadian astronaut Dr. Roberta Bondar was involved in a launch of a different sort today as the local electricity utility PowerStream, in conjunction with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), introduced two new conservation programs to area customers &...

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PowerStream And OPA Launch Small Business Pilot For Free Energy Efficiency Assessments, Upgrades
Tue Jul 3

PowerStream, with the support of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), and in partnership with Markham Energy Conservation Office (MECO), Enbridge Gas Distribution and Green$aver, today announced the launch of a pilot program providing free energy effic...

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PowerStream donates $400,000 to Markham Stouffville Hospital
Tue Apr 17

It could be said that Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation (the Hospital) has a stronger ‘current connection’, thanks to a $400,000 pledge from PowerStream Inc., York Region’s largest electricity distribution company. “As...

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PowerStream lights the way in social housing conservation
Thu Apr 5

Company donates 2,600 energy efficient light bulbs The lights at the Observatory Towers social housing complex in Richmond Hill are about to shine a little longer, and at less cost. PowerStream Inc., York Region’s largest electricity distribut...

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PowerStream and Rodan Energy launch Demand Response program
Wed Feb 7

York Region, ON, Canada, February 7, 2007 - PowerStream Inc., in partnership with Rodan Energy & Metering Solutions Inc., is launching a Demand Response (DR) program to deliver electricity load management programs to PowerStream's customers while i...

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PowerStream donates over $50,000 to United Way
Wed Jan 17

Company's total contribution since 2004 almost $100,000 Employee campaign targets were exceeded for the second year in a row as PowerStream Inc., York Region's largest electricity distribution company, donated over $50,000 to the United Way....

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PowerStream launches school program on Energy Conservation
Tue Jan 16

Initial pilot to reach 1,200 grade five students and their families Approximately 1,200 grade five students and their families will be participating in an innovative and comprehensive education program over the next few months that will provide them...

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Installation of Smart Meters to begin early in 2007
Fri Jan 12

PowerStream will be initiating the first phase of a smart meter deployment plan early in 2007 with approximately 80,000 units being installed at customer locations in  Markham and Richmond Hill by the end of that year.Subsequent phases of the de...

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PowerStream sells water heater rental business
Thu Dec 21

In a move designed to streamline company operations and help providegreater focus on its core business of electricity distribution, PowerStream has agreed to sell its water heater rental business to The Consumers' Waterheater Income Fund (Consume...

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tis the season for conservation and safety
Sat Dec 9

Decorating the home during the holiday season can increase electricity bills more than people realize. However, choosing festive LED lights over traditional incandescent decorations can keep energy costs down. One dollar typically buys 15 days of hol...

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PowerStream Recalls Seasonal LED Lights
Sat Nov 25

YORK REGION, ON – As a result of a product safety alert issued today by Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), PowerStream has decided to recall the 36-bulb seasonal LED light strings the company distributed at several exchange even...

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PowerStream launches pilot peaksaverTM conservation program
Mon Nov 20

PowerStream launches pilot peaksaverTM conservation program Initiative enables utility and participating customers to manage energy consumption remotely PowerStream customers are being invited to participate in a pilot conservation program which will...

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PowerStream Endorses Ontarios Lifting of Transfer Tax
Fri Oct 20

powerStream gave its endorsement today of the Ontario government's announcement on Wednesday of a key policy change that will encourage further consolidation within the electricity distribution sector and provide further benefit to electricity consum...

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PowerStream Expands its "Watt Reader" Loan Program
Sun Oct 15

After completing a successful pilot earlier this year at the City of Vaughans Maple Library, PowerStream announced today that it has expanded its Watt Reader Loan Program so that it is now available to the public at all library branches in Vaughan...

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New Wind Turbine Generates opportunities for companies to work together
Thu Sep 21

Zanchin Automotive Group, along with its project partners PowerStream Inc. and Indigo Wind Energy Systems Inc., are demonstrating leadership in conservation by working together to bring about the first commercial-scale wind turbine generator energy i...

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Successful Conservation Program for Businesses Extended
Thu Sep 14

PowerStream announced today that due to the success of its powerWISE Business Incentive Program, the company had decided to extend the timelines for participation in the conservation initiative into 2007. The program, which originally was only to be...

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12-hour power outage for PowerStream customers in the Kleinburg area.
Mon Sep 11

A collision by a dump truck with a hydro pole early Friday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 27 and Major MacKenzie Drive resulted in a 12-hour power outage for PowerStream customers in the Kleinburg area. The power failure began around 1:3...

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Company hits 225,000 customer milestone
Tue Aug 22

PowerStream Inc., the utility which delivers electrical power to residences and businesses in Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, continues to experience tremendous customer growth as the company recently surpassed the 225,000 milestone for t...

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Conserving Electricity During a Heat Wave
Thu Jul 20

Six of Ontario's largest local electricity distribution companies, cooperatively delivering energy conservation programs under the powerWISE name, are advising customers on ways to save electricity and money without compromising comfort during the s...

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PowerStream Launches New Service to Facilitate Power Outage Communications
Tue Jun 27

YORK REGION, ON PowerStream has launched a new service designed to provide customers with a quick and efficient way of accessing and reporting information on power outages. By simply calling 1-877-777-3810 or visiting the companys website at www.p...

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PowerStream Teams Up with Local Food Banks to Distribute Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
Mon Jun 26

YORK REGION, ON Clients of food banks in Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan will be receiving energy-efficient light bulbs as part of a conservation program being offered by PowerStream in conjunction with York Region Food Network (YRFN)....

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Customers to Receive Free Light Bulbs for Making "Every Kilowatt Count"
Thu May 25

YORK REGION, ON - PowerStream customers are expected to line up at several Home Hardware stores between May 25 - June 2,2006 to redeem coupons and receive a free energy efficient light bulb as part of the local electricity utility's launch of the pro...

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PowerStream offsetting electricity price increases for Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan
Fri May 5

YORK REGION, ON Thanks to a significant reduction in its distribution rates, PowerStream has been able to substantially offset the impact of the Ontario governments May 1, 2006 electricity price increases for customers in Markham, Richmond Hill an...

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PowerStream Receives "Business of The Year Award"
Thu Apr 6

PowerStream Inc., an electricity distribution company jointly owned by the City of Vaughan and the Town of Markham, was named Business of the Year Wednesday evening at an awards banquet held by one of the Chamber of Commerce organizations that oper...

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PowerStream Broke Ground Friday On A New Head Office Facility
Fri Mar 31

PowerStream broke ground Friday on a new head office facility which, when completed in 2007, will be one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Canada. Consistent with the local electricity distribution companys commitment to help build a cultur...

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IESO Schedules Voltage Reduction Test for January 19, 2006
Sat Jan 21

(Jan 13 -06)Although not expected to negatively affect any electricity consumers, PowerStream is notifying customers of two province-wide voltage reduction tests planned by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for January 19, 2006. As...

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Vaughan citizens borrow Watt Readers from Maple Library
Mon Dec 19

PowerStream Inc. and Vaughan Public Libraries team up to let Vaughan citizens borrow Watt Readers from Maple Library. PowerStream Inc. has partnered with Vaughan Public Libraries to put household energy measurement into the hands of Vaughan resident...

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Program offers Large Business Customers up to $50,000 for Conservation
Thu Dec 1

PowerStream Inc. launched a new initiative today which will provide large business customers within its service territory the opportunity to receive up to $50,000 for implementing conservation projects. The powerWISE Business Incentive Program wi...

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1000 trucks roll out money-saving energy conservation tips
Mon Nov 21

(Nov7)Utility vehicles attract attention daily as they provide services in their communities across Ontario, so six of the province's largest electricity distribution companies are going to use 1000 of their service vehicles to promote powerWISE and...

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PowerStreams Purchase of Aurora Hydro Completed
Tue Nov 15

(Nov1)Electricity distribution consumers in Aurora became customers of PowerStream Inc. today, as the agreement between the utility and Town of Aurora for the purchase of Aurora Hydro Connections Ltd. officially closed. This is a tremendous day f...

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Lighten Your Electricity Bill Discount Coupon Program
Mon Nov 14

(Oct31)PowerStream is now providing residential customers with money-saving coupons redeemable at Canadian Tire for in-store discounts on several energy-efficient products including compact fluorescent lights (CFL's), ceiling fans, outdoor and indoor...

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CUSTOMERS SEEING BENEFITS FROM POWERSTREAM MERGER
Mon Oct 31

Electricity customers of PowerStream Inc. may soon begin to realize some more benefits from the 2004 merger of the three former utilities which created the company. PowerStream, the largest local distribution electricity company in York Region, has...

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POWERSTREAMS PURCHASE OF AURORA HYDRO
Tue Sep 20

The sale of Aurora Hydro Connections Ltd. to PowerStream Inc. moved one step closer Monday as the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) issued its decision allowing the purchase to proceed. The transaction is now expected to close on or before November 1, 2005...

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POWERSTREAM HITS 200,000 CUSTOMER MILESTONE
Wed Jul 20

PowerStream Inc., the utility which delivers electrical power to residences and businesses in Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, has now surpassed the 200,000 milestone for the number of customers served within its service territory. We continue t...

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