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Old 09-16-2016, 02:48 PM   #11
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OP is Canadian (Hamilton, Ontario). Up here, "hydro" means electrical power. As ShermanD noted, the slang term comes from hydroelectric power generation. Our publicly-owned power generation companies often have "hydro" in their name (e.g. "Ontario Hydro", "Hydro Quebec"). Of course in Ontario these days we get a lot of our "hydro" from nuclear generation and they renamed the power company as "Ontario Power Generation (OPG)", but Quebec still gets most of their power from hydroelectric.


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Old 09-16-2016, 03:33 PM   #12
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Rather than use some regional or personal terminology, using the actual word will probably get you more and better help. Itís a simple yet effective was to communicate. Iím sure you Canadians know the words electricity, water, and sewer.

Then what is a cool cat? Or a camper? A camper in Canadian means a canvas tent trailer. Up here RV means trailer or fifth wheel. RV Means Motorhome home in the in the US but up here it is a Motorhome. A Prevost is a coach.

Regional differences make the world a better place.

So I do take offence to your statement that we do not know what we are saying. Just saying...
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:34 PM   #13
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When paying for hydro separately campgrounds charge a way higher rate than your stick and brick utility provider does.

I paid double the kWh charge for hydro this season. In reality it is nuclear generated where I live. Electric or power from the power and light company.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:36 PM   #14
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OP is Canadian (Hamilton, Ontario). Up here, "hydro" means electrical power. As ShermanD noted, the slang term comes from hydroelectric power generation. Our publicly-owned power generation companies often have "hydro" in their name (e.g. "Ontario Hydro", "Hydro Quebec"). Of course in Ontario these days we get a lot of our "hydro" from nuclear generation and they renamed the power company as "Ontario Power Generation (OPG)", but Quebec still gets most of their power from hydroelectric.

Hydro electric from Labrador in Newfoundland.😀
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:03 PM   #15
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Iím sure you Canadians know the words electricity, water, and sewer.
Don't y'all know that we are just a bunch of back assward Canuks that live in igloos and have no need for electricity, water and sewer.
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Please keep this thread on topic and dispense with the negative territorial comments.

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Thank you Bob. The comments about Canadians being unable to communicate was not nice.
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According to my local electric company engineer in AR...electricity is supposed to double within the next 12-18 months. It's already high
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According to my local electric company engineer in AR...electricity is supposed to double within the next 12-18 months. It's already high

Ontario has the highest rates in all of North America. At our RV park where we have our park model is the cost is 22 cents or kWh They change a flats rate $5 meter rate fee and $10 delivery charge. Basically a lot more than what it costs But they pay for the 6 months the park is closed for delivery charge .
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Just a suggestion to use common terms hydro in most of the US means water for drinking or playing. Electricity is electric made by numerous sources here gas, coal, nuclear, and yes some is hydroelectric.



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