Generation Updates

  • Greening our Garbage: Energy Ottawa celebrates 10 years of turning waste into energy

    As the saying goes, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure,” and nothing could be more true for Energy Ottawa’s Trail Road facility. Except, in this case, the treasure is energy. Clean, green, renewable energy, at that. At the City of Ottawa landfill site in Richmond, decomposed waste creates methane – a greenhouse gas that is […]

  • A century later, Chaudière Falls is open to the public

    OTTAWA – October 16, 2017 – Today, distinguished guests joined Hydro Ottawa’s Board Chair Jim Durrell and President and CEO, Bryce Conrad, at the official opening of Chaudière Falls. This is the first time in more than 100 years that the historic site is open permanently for the public to enjoy. The event highlighted the […]

  • 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 […]