Hydro Ottawa News

  • Hydro Ottawa honoured with Employer Excellence award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa

    OTTAWA – March 9, 2016 – This morning, Hydro Ottawa was recognized at the 2016 Employer Council of Champions Summit and Awards conference as an Employer of Excellence in the National Capital Region. The annual Employers’ Summit is a premier event that brings together more than 100 business, government and civic leaders in a program […]

  • Hydro Ottawa recognized as being a great employer for great people

    OTTAWA – February 4, 2016 – For the eighth consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers. Employees at Hydro Ottawa make a meaningful contribution every day in powering the lives of Hydro Ottawa customers and the community they serve. Employee engagement initiatives that foster innovation and […]

  • Hydro Ottawa – a top pick for “Millennials”

    At Hydro Ottawa, young workers benefit from career development opportunities, community involvement initiatives and a culture that focuses on the safety and well-being of each employee. With more than 40 percent of its workforce set to retire in the next ten years, Hydro Ottawa is preparing for the future by strategically reaching out to young […]

  • Hydro Ottawa acquires 10 run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities from Fortis Inc. in Ontario and New York

    OTTAWA – July 29, 2015 – Hydro Ottawa (under its subsidiary, Energy Ottawa) is pleased to announce that it has acquired 10 run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities from Fortis Inc., in Ontario and nearby New York State; representing approximately 30.9 megawatts of installed operating green energy capacity. Hydro Ottawa was already the largest municipally-owned producer of green […]

  • Hydro Ottawa’s reliability record improves in 2014

    OTTAWA – June 24, 2015 – Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. today presented its 2014 Annual Report to its shareholder, the City of Ottawa. Jim Durrell, C.M., Chair, Board of Directors, and Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer, presented the company’s results before City Council, highlighting its commitment to customer service and strong financial performance. […]

  • Hydro Ottawa A Top Employer for Young People

    OTTAWA – May 5, 2015 – Hydro Ottawa has the privilege of being recognized for the second consecutive year as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People. For more information about Hydro Ottawa’s 2015 selection, visit the National Capital Region’s Top Employers website at www.canadastop100.com/ottawa. Quick Facts Hydro Ottawa partners with Algonquin College to […]

  • Green focus lands Hydro Ottawa national award for fifth consecutive year

    OTTAWA, April 22, 2015 – Hydro Ottawa was once again named a national leader among employers today for its commitment to environmental sustainability as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2015. Hydro Ottawa is the largest municipally owned producer of green power in Ontario, generating renewable energy at its run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants at Chaudière Falls and at its landfill gas-to-energy stations at […]

  • Top 10 reasons Hydro Ottawa is a sustainability champion

    OTTAWA, November 20, 2014 Today, Hydro Ottawa will be receiving the Sustainability Leader Award at the 2014 Best Ottawa Business Awards (BOBs) for its commitment to environmental stewardship. The award recognizes a local company that integrates and advances sustainability in its business practices. This acknowledgement shines a light on the variety of Hydro Ottawa’s green initiatives, but […]

  • Hydro Ottawa changes more than 890 lives with record $246,121 raised for United Way Ottawa

    Ottawa – November 12, 2014 Hydro Ottawa today announced that it surpassed its fundraising goal, raising a record $246,121 for its 2014 United Way Ottawa workplace campaign. The results were announced at Hydro Ottawa’s Annual Employee Forum and Recognition Event where employees were honoured for workplace achievements and community involvement. The funds were derived from […]

  • Excitement filled the air at Hydro Ottawa Special Needs Day

    On Thursday, August 14, hundreds of special guests with developmental and physical disabilities, as well as their caregivers and families, filed into the Rideau Carleton Raceway for an exclusive day at the Capital Fair. Hydro Ottawa Special Needs Day at the Capital Fair is a thrilling day for many who may not otherwise be able […]