Many electric utilities in Ontario have been providing the peaksaver PLUS demand response program to their customers. According to the peaksaver PLUS website, this program is designed to help customers reduce demands on the power grid.
The program has proven to be very effective. During peak demand times, often on hot summer days, a signal is sent to reduce electricity demand in a customer’sair conditioning system, consequently, reducing the amount of power needed by Ontario. The peaksaver PLUS website states that customers will not notice a difference, and that consumers are doing their part to conserve without incurring time, effort or cost.
Compiled by Tanya Bruckmueller-Wilson, Toronto HydroRead the full article in our digital magazine