VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - PowerStream has launched a contest where qualifying participants will be eligible to win up to $15,000 in energy-efficient General Electric appliances as well as many other prizes including a high-efficiency furnace, a high definition LED television, a digital camera, power tools, a getaway weekend, a mall shopping spree and lawn/gardening equipment.

The 'WIN with peaksaver PLUS®' contest is running through to the end of 2014 and is open to PowerStream customers who are currently enrolled in the company's peaksaver PLUS conservation program as well as those who enrol during the contest period. Current participants can qualify simply by completing the contest entry form.

There are advantages to entering the contest early. Those who enter sooner rather than later will have more chances to win a prize from the three early bird draws as well as the grand prize package of GE appliances.

Funded by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), the peaksaver PLUS program provides free programmable thermostats and in-home energy displays to customers who have central air conditioning. It was created to help reduce the strain on the Ontario electricity system caused by air conditioners operating at maximum during hot summer days. By activating peaksaver PLUS, central air conditioners are cycled on and off to reduce electricity demand and consumption across the province.

For more information on the peaksaver PLUS program as well as the PowerStream contest, interested customers are encouraged to visit


  • "The peaksaver PLUS program has been a very successful conservation initiative and we are pleased with the participation levels we are seeing from our customers," said John Curcio, Program Manager, Consumer Markets for PowerStream. "This contest recognizes that participation and also encourages other customers to sign-up."


  • There are currently over 190,000 peaksaver PLUS participants in Ontario with more than 21,000 in PowerStream's service area alone. The goal is to have a total of 32,000 PowerStream customers participating in the program by the end of 2014.
  • The peaksaver PLUS program is one of several conservation initiatives offered by PowerStream to its residential customers. In 2013, a marketing campaign to promote the company's residential conservation program earned PowerStream industry recognition including the AESP's (Association of Energy Services Professionals) Energy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Residential Marketing & Communications.
  • PowerStream's WIN with peaksaver PLUS prize sponsors include: Black & Decker, DeWALT, General Electric, Honeywell, Napoleon, Nottawasaga Inn Resort, Panasonic, Sharp, Stanley, and Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre.


PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and related services to more than 365,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.


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