Take Charge

Electricity is indispensable – a basic cost of operating a home. And the cost of electricity is on the rise.

To help homeowners take charge, the Elora Environment Centre (EEC) has designed a program to equip them with the ‘know how’ to control their electricity bills by reducing their consumption and shifting it off peak, when rates are lower.

Elora Environment Centre (EEC) has designed a program to equip homeowners with the ‘know how’ to control their electricity bills.

Elora Environment Centre has designed a program to equip homeowners with the ‘know how’ to control their electricity bills.

Take Charge involves a visit from an experienced home energy advisor who develops an energy profile of a residence using previous hydro bills, energy meter data, an inventory of electricity consuming equipment, and a room by room tour.

Based on this information the advisor creates a custom report detailing how to control and reduce hydro bills. The report provides:

  • an energy profile of the home detailing where and when electricity is consumed
  • prioritized actions to reduce hydro bills based on a business case that outlines costs, savings, and payback
  • information on current available incentive programs

Advice covers time of use billing, energy-efficient lighting, power bars, and the cost-effectiveness of appliance upgrades.

To view a sample Take Charge report, click here.

The Take Charge Program is currently available in Wellington County and Guelph.

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