Generation Updates

  • Energy Ottawa working to bring seasoned utility engineering firm to Eastern Ontario

    OTTAWA – January 13, 2017 – Energy Ottawa is working towards a strategic alliance with Costello Associates Inc. to bring its utility engineering and consulting services to Eastern Ontario. With decades of experience, Costello Associates Inc. has provided professional services to more than 35 Ontario utilities. Energy Ottawa is a leader in energy management services […]

  • Energy Ottawa and City of Ottawa announce the dawn of a new solar initiative

    Ottawa, September 21, 2016 – Today, Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, announced its solar rooftop installation project alongside the City of Ottawa and Mayor Jim Watson. The Jim Durrell Recreation Centre is one of eight large installation projects being planned on municipal buildings, including arenas, pools and city garages. These installs will provide […]

  • Opening the Doors to Hydro Ottawa’s Historic Hidden Gem

    OTTAWA, June 3, 2016 – Hydro Ottawa invites the community to come explore Canada’s oldest fully functioning hydroelectric generating station this weekend, June 4 and 5, as part of Doors Open Ottawa. For the sixth consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa is welcoming visitors to its Chaudière Falls Generating Station No. 2 for guided tours of the […]

  • Hydro Ottawa committed to being one of the greenest utilities in Canada

    OTTAWA – April 22, 2016 – For the sixth consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa has been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers. Hydro Ottawa is the largest municipally owned producer of green power in Ontario, generating renewable energy at its run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants in Ottawa and Gatineau, in nearby communities in Eastern Ontario, and in […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hydro Ottawa opens doors to its historic generating station

    Public invited to visit heritage-designated facility on the Ottawa River June 7, 2014 – Ottawa Energy Ottawa, a Hydro Ottawa subsidiary, is giving the public the unique opportunity to step inside Canada’s oldest operating hydroelectric generating station as part of Doors Open Ottawa this weekend, June 7-8. Hydro Ottawa is welcoming visitors to its Chaudière […]

  • Hydro Ottawa to expand clean power generation at Chaudière Falls

    New facility to create clean, renewable electricity to power 20,000 homes a year OTTAWA, March 7, 2014 – Hydro Ottawa has been awarded a 40-year contract to expand Chaudière Falls that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide clean electricity to Ontario for years to come. The Power Purchase Agreement, administered by the Ontario Power […]