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PowerStream helping income-eligible homeowners via saveONenergy Home Assistance Program

March 26, 2012 - Energy-saving light bulbs, low-flow showerheads and power bars are just some of the products now available free of charge to income-eligible PowerStream customers in York Region and Simcoe County who want to make their homes more energy-efficient.


March 26, 2012
By Anthony Capkun


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The saveONenergy Home Assistance Program is helping income-eligible homeowners and tenants manage their energy use and costs while making their homes more comfortable by offering in-home energy assessments as well as installing energy-saving measures at no cost. Social and assisted-housing providers may also qualify for assistance in making their buildings more energy-efficient.

“We are pleased to bring this initiative to our income-eligible customers. Many of these customers want to do their part but lack the finances to proceed,” said John Sherin, director of conservation and demand management at PowerStream. “This initiative will help them manage their energy costs and also help Ontario achieve its conservation goals.”

GreenSaver—a not-for-profit energy-efficiency consulting firm—is delivering the Home Assistance Program on behalf of PowerStream to qualified homeowners, tenants and social/assisted housing providers located in communities served by PowerStream in York Region and Simcoe County. This program is one component of Ontario’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) strategy and complements other energy assistance programs offered through electric and gas utilities as well as the province.

To find out more, including eligibility criteria, call (855) 591-0877.

The Home Assistance Program is one of a suite of province-wide saveONenergy conservation programs offered by PowerStream and funded by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). For more information about other saveONenergy programs available for PowerStream’s residential and business customers, visit powerstream.ca/conservation.