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Tuesday September 24th, 2013

Posted at 4:45pm

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Instructor Danny Pece uses a dill pickle to illustrate how electricity passes through an object seeking the ground

ENWIN and the Windsor Utilities Commission today announced a new an electricity and water safety and conservation education program for students in
Kindergarten through Grade 8, across Windsor.

ENWIN rolled out the program this morning during an interactive teaching session at McGregor Public School, where 125 children attended electricity and water demonstrations instructing them in fundamentals of electricity and water safety and conservation.

ES&C educational presentations generally deal with electricity safety and conservation at school, at home and outdoors, around utility poles, towers and substations.

Based on a similar 2008 ENWIN program that received excellent reviews from participating teachers and schools, ENWIN and WUC have worked with the ES&C to design a new program that also features water conservation,

“We are excited about rolling out this terrific new initiative,” said Barbara Peirce Marshall, Manager of Corporate Communications at ENWIN. “We’ve extended the invitation to all elementary schools in Windsor and the uptake has been enthusiastic. We expect that about 27,000 children will be
educated through the program this year.”

The utility will also be partnering with local organizations to educate businesses, industry and residents, reaching out to through specific events and publications to seniors, university and college students and the multicultural community. As well as providing news and tips about safety and conservation, the ENWIN plans to educate customers about Time-of-Use pricing and new tools that can help customers understand and manage their energy costs.

“We look forward to helping our community develop a clear understanding of our precious commodities. What better way to begin than the education of our future customers,” concluded Peirce Marshall. “We believe that early education about the importance of energy and water is the key to developing a strong conservation future for our community.”

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