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Shelburne Fair Hosts Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre

September 16, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre is in Shelburne this weekend for the 149th Shelburne Fair.

The three-day event promotes agricultural awareness in the region while providing a wide range of activities, including magic shows, demonstrations, a car show and a demolition derby.

Fully accessible and free for all ages with fair admission, the Electricity Discovery Centre is located at the Shelburne Fairgrounds (377 William Street) and will be open during the following hours:


  • Friday, September 16 – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 17 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 18 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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 the 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 Hydro One’s Electricity Discovery Centre, visit



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