Hydro Ottawa has a Landlord and Property Managers Program available that helps landlords and property management companies to more effectively manage the electrical service for their rental units.
By signing an agreement to participate, landlords and property managers can authorize Hydro Ottawa to automatically transfer responsibility for a rental unit's electricity service to them when a tenant moves out. This ensures that the electricity remains in service at the property and that a new tenant doesn't have to request reconnection and pay the associated fees.
Under this program, the account set-up and transfer fees are also waived for landlords and property managers. Hydro Ottawa will email the landlord or property manager to notify them that a tenant has closed their account and that the service has been transferred to their account.
When Hydro Ottawa receives a move-in request, we will then transfer the account from the landlord or property manager to the new tenant. The new tenant will be responsible for all costs, including the one-time account set-up fee of $30 (plus HST).
Effective April 1, 2020, all move requests submitted by landlords and property managers must be completed using Hydro Ottawa’s online moving request form. This secure online form is specifically designed to meet the needs of landlords and property managers and is available at hydroottawa.com/moving-landlord.
Please note: It's important to give us at least 10 business days advance notice that you'd like to open, close or update an account. (You can do that in just a few minutes with our online moving request form for landlords and property managers.)