Hydro Ottawa to expand clean power generation at Chaudière Falls
Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014
OTTAWA, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - 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 Authority (OPA), will result in the construction of a new 29-megawatt (MW) facility - enough clean energy to power 20,000 homes for a year. This will increase Hydro Ottawa's hydroelectric capacity to 58 MW.
Hydro Ottawa (under its subsidiary, Energy Ottawa) applied for the contract under the OPA's Hydro Electric Standard Offer Program (HESOP) Municipal Stream in November 2013. It plans to start construction in 2015.
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third-largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 310,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman.
Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.