Welcome to emPOWERme, the Ministry of Energy’s new webpage designed to help consumers better understand how Ontario’s electricity system works. Check out the new videos, interactive learning tools, infographics and other material to learn more about how you can save energy, save money and how Ontario is building clean energy.
Light With Father
Energy conservation is important – it’s Ontario’s first choice in meeting future energy needs, and we’re taking steps to make conservation even easier.
But empowering Ontarians to conserve isn’t exactly new. We’ve dusted off a 1948 film called “Light with Father”. While it clearly shows an Ontario of quite long ago, many of its messages are still relevant today:
- electricity is too valuable to waste, and is important for growing our economy,
- conservation means being smart, not doing without, and
- little steps – even just changing when you use electricity — can make a big difference, when we all pull together.
Make some popcorn (avoid the dinner-hour power peak!), sit back and enjoy the film…
What Is a Kilowatt Hour?
How does electricity get to me?
How is electricity made?
What Is The Smart Grid?
The Value of Conservation
Imagine you are an energy planner. With Power Play, try choosing your own electricity mix — make sure there is enough supply to meet demand!
The total amount on your energy bill comes from four costs: Electricity Use, Delivery, Regulatory, and Debt Retirement Charge. Use the Your Bill. Your Grid tutorial to learn more.
Try our mobile-friendly Time-of-Use Clock to find out when it’s less costly to use electricity and get helpful conservation tips.
Posters and Infographics
- Read Achieving Balance, Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan
- 10 Smart Meter Lane – Shift your electricity use and see the difference it can make to your bill – from HydroOne and the Independent Electricity System Operator.
- Your Utility – Bill Calculator – from the Ontario Energy Board.
- The Ontario Power Generation Learning Zone
- SaveOnEnergy at Home efficiency tips and tools – from the Ontario Power Authority.