October 5, 2016
Hydro Ottawa was recently recognized at the Ontario Energy Association Excellence Awards as Company of the Year for its industry-leading best practices, including its growing green energy generation portfolio.
The award acknowledges a company that has raised the bar for best practices in Ontario’s electricity sector, recognizing a variety of business areas, including financial operations, customer service, environmental practices, and technology.
Hydro Ottawa is the largest municipally owned producer of green power in Ontario, generating enough renewable energy to power 62,000 homes annually. By the end of 2017, with the expansion of its Chaudière Falls generating facility, scheduled to be operational in 2017, that number will increase to approximately 107,000 homes — equivalent to one-third of Hydro Ottawa’s customer base.
Recently, Hydro Ottawa has recently expanded its green energy generation portfolio to include:
- the acquisition of 10 run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities in Ontario and upper New York State
- the purchase of all remaining Hydro-Québec hydroelectric assets at Chaudière Falls
- a new large-scale solar initiative project with the City of Ottawa that will see an annual output of 3,000,000 kWh
Photo courtesy of Hydro Ottawa.