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The Home & Cottage Expo Hosts the Electricity Discovery Centre


The annual event is the largest home show in the Bruce, Grey and Simcoe region and attracts thousands of visitors interested in the latest ideas in home renovation, landscaping and outdoor recreation.

Fully accessible and free for all ages with home show admission, the Electricity Discovery Centre will be situated at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre (1900 3rd Avenue East) and will be open during the following hours: 

Saturday, April 22 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 23 – 10 a.m. to 4 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.

Check out the Electricity Discovery Centre’s two newest 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. 

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