Eastern Ontario and New York State Generating Facilities

In July 2015, Energy Ottawa acquired 10 run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities from Fortis Inc.

The ten hydroelectric stations are located in Eastern Ontario and nearby New York State and have a total combined output of 31 MW.

The stations in Ontario have a combined operating capacity of 8.3 megawatts and are located in Ottawa, Rideau Lake, Kingston (2), Gananoque and South Crosby. The stations in New York State have a combined operating capacity of 22.6 megawatts and are located in Lyons Falls, Dolgeville, Philadelphia and Diana.

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This acquisition presented a rare and compelling opportunity for Energy Ottawa. The stations are high quality and have a long life renewable hydroelectric capacity, expected to retain their useful life in excess of 20 to 30 years before major unit life upgrades are necessary. Provided these assets are well-maintained, their lifespan is unlimited.

In addition to obtaining Ontario assets already connected to the provincial electricity grid, the assets in New York State provide synergies with Hydro Ottawa’s existing generation operations thanks to their close proximity to Ottawa.

Ontario Assets

Plant Location Units Size (MW)
Jones Falls Rideau Lakes 3 2.8
Rideau Falls Ottawa 2 1.8
Kingston Mills Kingston 3 2.2
Brewers Mills Kingston 3 0.6
Gananoque Gananoque 1 0.7
Washburn South Crosby 1 0.2
Operating Total 8.3

New York State Assets

Plant Location Units Size (MW)
Moose River Lyons Falls 1 12.2
Dolgeville Dolgeville 1 5.0
Philadelphia Philadelphia 1 3.6
Diana Diana 1 1.8
Operating Total 22.6