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March 7, 2007
Media Advisory: Exhibition Place to unveil one of the largest trigeneration systems in Canada
  
On Wednesday, March 7, Exhibition Place will unveil one of the largest trigeneration systems in Canada and the first system that is municipally-owned. The trigeneration system is part of Exhibition Place’s plan to become energy self-sufficient by 2010.

Exhibition Place’s trigeneration system will become the sole source of power, heat and provide most of the cooling for the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place. The system consists of one 1,600 kilowatt natural gas-fired generator with a heat-recovery package and a hot-water driven absorption chiller.

Date: TODAY - Wednesday, March 7
Time: 12:30 p.m., with media viewing of the system at 11:30 a.m.
Location: West Section of Direct Energy Centre’s Hall of Names, Exhibition Place

Note: Free parking is available across from the Direct Energy Centre.

Speakers include:

• Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Gary Lunn
• City of Toronto Mayor David Miller
• Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, Chair of the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place
• Councillor Pam McConnell, representing the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM)
• Peter Love, Ontario’s Chief Energy Conservation Officer
• Dianne Young, CEO and General Manager, Exhibition Place.

Media contacts:
Kathleen Olson, Minister’s Office, Natural Resources Canada, 613-996-2007
Dianne Young, CEO and General Manager Exhibition Place, 416-263-3611
Cindy Bromley, City of Toronto, 416-892-9155
Lucille Hodgins, Green Municipal Fund, FCM, 613-241-5221 ext. 299 or 613-447-0051


 

 

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