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Victoria Day Speedfest hosts the Electricity Discovery Centre

photo: Electricity Discovery Centre 

Hydro One's Electricity Discovery Centre travels to Bowmanville this week for Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend.

The three-day event attracts thousands of auto racing fans to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (3233 Concession Road No. 10).

Fully accessible and free for all ages with event admission, the Electricity Discovery Centre will be located in the infield Marketplace and open during the following hours:

Friday, May 19 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 20 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 21 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Since its launch in 2013, the Electricity Discovery Centre has participated in more than 70 events across the province with 95 per cent of visitors saying they would recommend visiting to family and friends.

The Electricity Discovery Centre is a 1,000-square foot state-of-the-art mobile education trailer with hands-on, interactive exhibits that explain Ontario's power system, help customers manage their electricity costs and educate children about electricity safety.

The Electricity Discovery Centre is staffed by ambassadors who engage and educate visitors, offering tours through the various exhibits, helping customers with various touchscreens and answering questions on anything from understanding billing to modernizing outage detection and restoration.

New for visitors of the Electricity Discovery Centre is the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a
Hydro One Customer Service Representative. Customers can bring their questions along with their account number for helpful on-site service.

While on the Electricity Discovery Centre be sure to check out its new exhibits - the Wire Wall and the Pedal-a-Watt. The Wire Wall display offers visitors an exclusive opportunity to safely examine the lines that make up the high voltage transmission system and the low voltage distribution system. The Pedal-a-Watt turns visitors into electricity generators who can use pedal power to run common household electronics.

Another popular feature is the unique Solar Charging Station, which allows visitors to recharge their tablets and smartphones with renewable energy from the sun while they enjoy their Electricity Discovery Centre experience.

Children learn about electricity safety by meeting Ellie, the virtual leader of the Kids' Electricity Safety Team, and becoming members by finding 11 electrical hazards around the home.

For more information on the Electricity Discovery Centre, visit HydroOne.com/EDC.

- Published May 18, 2017

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