Yearly Archives

  • Hydro Ottawa’s clean energy expansion officially underway at Chaudière Falls

    OTTAWA – November 16, 2015 – Today, distinguished guests and media joined Hydro Ottawa’s President and CEO, Bryce Conrad, on a tour of the future site of the utility’s new 29-megawatt (MW) facility. Scheduled to be completed in 2017, the new below-ground hydroelectric station will feed into the provincial grid and power 20,000 homes with […]

  • Hydro Ottawa once again outshines its own United Way fundraising goal, changing more than 1,000 lives

    OTTAWA – November 12, 2015 – Hydro Ottawa today announced that it outshined its fundraising goal, raising a record $281,485 for its 2015 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 […]

  • 2014 Annual Report

    Hydro Ottawa is both a community asset and an investment for our shareholder, the City of Ottawa. As a community asset, our goal is to provide effective, efficient and reliable service to our customers, and to be a strong strategic partner for our City, helping to deliver on its economic development and environmental agendas. As an investment, our […]

  • 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. […]

  • Canada’s oldest operating hydroelectric generating station opens its doors

    OTTAWA – June 5, 2015 – Hydro Ottawa is offering a unique opportunity: to step inside Canada’s oldest operating hydroelectric generating station as part of Doors Open Ottawa this weekend, June 6-7. Hydro Ottawa is welcoming visitors to its Chaudière Falls Generating Station No. 2 for guided tours of the 124-year-old facility to discover how […]

  • 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 […]

  • Canadian commercial, industrial and institutional companies in a better position to identify inefficiencies and energy waste

    OTTAWA – February 17, 2015 – Businesses and landlords can quickly identify inefficiencies and energy waste with a new web-based solution offered by Hydro Ottawa’s subsidiary Energy Ottawa Inc. The EnergyFlow™ Monitor tracks a building’s energy and water use in real-time, providing valuable data to identify inefficiencies or adjust settings based on occupancy patterns. Electricity […]

  • From Hire to Retire – Hydro Ottawa Shares its Recipe for Top Employer Success in Five Easy Steps

    OTTAWA – February 5, 2015 For the seventh consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers. The company reveals that, from hire to retire, its secret recipe includes a mixture of employee engagement initiatives, with a dash of community involvement, and a large pinch of employee wellbeing. […]