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Mark ENERGY STAR® Day in Ontario with Save on Energy

October 25, 2016

For the first time in Canada, today marks ENERGY STAR® Day, highlighting the value of testing and labelling of energy-efficient products, many of which are offered through Ontario’s Save on Energy programs. With ENERGY STAR, consumers just have to look for the blue ENERGY STAR symbol to get the most energy-efficient products for their home.

“ENERGY STAR products meet the highest efficiency standards. That’s why they feature prominently in Save on Energy programs such as the Fall Coupon event,” said Terry Young, Vice-President of Conservation and Corporate Relations for the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). “Consumers can rely on the ENERGY STAR symbol to help them make their homes more energy-efficient and save money. For example, switching 10 incandescent bulbs to LEDs will save the average homeowner $70 a year.”

The goal of ENERGY STAR Day is to raise understanding and awareness of ENERGY STAR and its instrumental role in helping Canadians be energy efficient. ENERGY STAR is also a key component of the Save on Energy programs with discounts on many of the products offered through the coupon event, such as ENERGY STAR certified LED lightbulbs and fixtures.

To help Ontarians celebrate ENERGY STAR Day, the IESO and local hydro companies will be distributing Save on Energy coupons at select train stations in the GTHA to raise awareness about how commuters can manage energy use in their homes. Coupons are also available in-store at local hardware and major retailers across the province until October 30 and online at throughout the year. 

To learn more about Save on Energy and find a participating retailer near you, visit: For tips on how to manage energy use, while maintaining a comfortable home visit:

To learn more about ENERGY STAR Canada visit

About Save on Energy

Save on Energy makes it easier for Ontarians to manage electricity use through programs for homes and businesses offered through local hydro companies with the support of the IESO. Twice each year (spring and fall), Save on Energy coupons are available in-store at more than 1,700 participating retailers for instant savings across a wide range of energy-efficient products, including LED bulbs and power bars with integrated timers or auto-shutoff. When you Save on Energy, you can Power What's Next. Visit for more information.

About the IESO

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) manages the province's power system so that Ontarians receive power when and where they need it. It plans and prepares for future electricity needs and works with its partners to guide conservation efforts. For more information, please visit

Media contact:
John Cannella
Independent Electricity System Operator

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