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Fraud Awareness

Ontario's four largest utilities unite to warn of scams this holiday season

December 12, 2019

OTTAWA – December 12, 2019 – The busy holiday season is primetime for scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting

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Hydro Ottawa warns of scam targeting customers

August 20, 2019

Hydro Ottawa received multiple reports today of suspicious callers posing to be utility representatives.

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Hydro Ottawa powers accessible fun at the Capital Fair for nineteenth year

August 14, 2019

Today, Hydro Ottawa hosts its 19th Special Needs Day at the Capital Fair.

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Hydro Ottawa to participate in IESO province-wide voltage reduction test

July 16, 2019

Hydro Ottawa, along with other local distribution companies throughout Ontario, is participating in a province-wide exercise

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Hydro Ottawa and Hydro One unveil $60 million investment that strengthens power grid and accommodates future growth for Ottawa

June 9, 2019

Today, Hydro Ottawa and Hydro One unveiled a $60 million investment in significant infrastructure upgrades in Overbrook, inc

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Shaping the future of the electricity grid through micro-generation

May 14, 2019

Today, the Canadian Electricity Association recognized Hydro Ottawa Ltd.'s MiGen Transactive Grid at its Ce

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Hydro Ottawa is helping save paper for what matters

April 23, 2019

Today, Hydro Ottawa presented CHEO with the funds from the 2018 Save Paper for What Matters, Go Paperless Campaign.

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Hydro Ottawa’s emphasis on sustainable best practices has earned it a spot on Canada’s Greenest Employers List

April 15, 2019

Thanks to its focus on sustainability, Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

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Hydro Ottawa warns of text scam targeting customers

March 10, 2019

Hydro Ottawa has received numerous reports over the last week from customers receiving suspicious text messages claiming to

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Inclusion has become a part of the everyday at Hydro Ottawa

February 28, 2019

As a customer-centric organization, Hydro Ottawa knows that it is important to represent the communities it serves.

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Hydro Ottawa’s investment in employees results in recognition as a Top Employer

January 29, 2019

Hydro Ottawa continues to be recognized as one of the 

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Hydro Ottawa recognized as Top Employer for Young People

January 20, 2019

For the sixth consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa has been named one of 

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Hydro Ottawa Earns EEI Emergency Recovery Award for Power Restoration Efforts in Ottawa after Tornadoes

January 9, 2019

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) today presented Hydro Ottawa with the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for its o

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Managing your Hydro Ottawa Account during a Postal Disruption

October 22, 2018

Hydro Ottawa customers who receive their monthly bills by mail may be impacted by a postal disruption and should be aware th

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Planned power outage for 48,000 customers

October 11, 2018

Repair work continues after Hydro One’s Merivale transformer station was significantly damaged by a tornado on September 21.

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Less than one thousand customers without power after devastating tornadoes

September 24, 2018

Hydro Ottawa crews have made significant progress in restoring power after Friday’s devastating storm, with less than 1,000

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165,000 customers restored as Hydro Ottawa crews, assisted by contractors and Alectra Utilities make significant progress

September 23, 2018

As of 11:00 a.m. Monday, Hydro Ottawa has restored power to more than 165,000 customers throughout its service territory.

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Hydro Ottawa crews face extensive damage to power grid after devastating storm

September 21, 2018

Hydro Ottawa crews, contractors and utility partners are working 24/7 to restore power to more than 70,000 customers.

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Tornado, heavy winds cause widespread power outages across Ottawa

September 20, 2018

A devastating storm that caused a tornado, heavy winds and lightning across Ottawa has left about one third of Ottawa without power.

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Hydro Ottawa employees en route to United States in anticipation of Hurricane Florence

September 11, 2018

A crew of 14 Hydro Ottawa employees have said goodbye to family members, and are now heading to North Carolina in anticipati

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Hydro Ottawa powers fun for eighteenth year at Special Needs Day at the Capital Fair

August 15, 2018

Today, Hydro Ottawa hosts its 18th Special Needs Day at the Capital Fair.

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Hydro Ottawa warns of scam targeting small businesses

August 12, 2018

Hydro Ottawa received multiple reports today of suspicious callers posing to be utility representatives.

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Save paper for what matters! Hydro Ottawa teams up with CHEO

July 4, 2018

Understanding that children’s drawings and other works of art are cherished keepsakes for many parents, Hydro Ottawa hopes t

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Hydro Ottawa releases 2017 Annual Report

June 26, 2018

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

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Old meets new as Chaudière Falls opens its doors

May 31, 2018

Media are invited to come explore the newly opened hydroelectric generating station at Chaudière Falls this weekend, June 2

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High winds cause dozens of power outages across Ottawa

May 4, 2018

Hydro Ottawa crews continue to restore power after Friday’s high winds downed trees and damaged hydro poles.

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Hydro Ottawa and FLO to pilot residential charging stations in Ottawa

April 23, 2018

Dans le cadre de la Conférence et du Salon commercial EV/VÉ, qui se tenai

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Growing its renewable generation distinguishes Hydro Ottawa as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers

April 18, 2018

Hydro Ottawa is proud to announce its selection as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers; making it the seventh time the compan

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Power outages remain for 1,700 customers

April 16, 2018

Hydro Ottawa crews have been working around the clock to restore power to customers in multiple areas across the city.

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Freezing rain causes dozens of power outages across Ottawa

April 15, 2018

Heavy freezing rain has downed trees and damaged hydro poles, causing more than 90 power outages across Hydro Ottawa’s servi

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Switch off for Earth Hour

March 22, 2018

Hydro Ottawa will once again stand in solidarity with millions of people worldwide for Earth Hour.

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Hydro Ottawa to participate in IESO province-wide voltage reduction test

March 4, 2018

Hydro Ottawa, along with other local distribution companies throughout Ontario, is participating in a province-wide exercise

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One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers: Hydro Ottawa creating a culture of inclusion

March 1, 2018

Hydro Ottawa is proud to announce its selection as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

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Hydro Ottawa at the heart of change for CHEO patients

February 12, 2018

Today, Hydro Ottawa presented CHEO with the funds from the 2017 Be at the Heart of Change, Go Paperless Campaign.

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Hydro Ottawa’s millennial workforce doubles: Utility a top employer for young people

February 8, 2018

A decade ago, Hydro Ottawa launched an initiative to attract and retain the next generation of workers.

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A perfect 10 for top candidates! Hydro Ottawa is a Top Employer for tenth straight year

January 30, 2018

For a decade, Hydro Ottawa has been recognized as a top National Capital Region employer.

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Hydro Ottawa Recognized for Helping U.S. communities after Hurricane

January 9, 2018

The Edison Electric Institute today presented Hydro Ottawa with the association’s “Emergency Assistance Award” for its outst

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Hydro Ottawa employees to United States to help after hurricane

September 11, 2017

A group of 25 Hydro Ottawa employees are heading towards the southern United States today to assist with power restoration a

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Hydro Ottawa powers fun for largest crowd yet for Special Needs Day at the Capital Fair

August 16, 2017

Today, Hydro Ottawa hosts its largest crowd ever for Special Needs Day at the Capital Fair.

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Hydro Ottawa at the heart of change: Supports CHEO with new E-Billing campaign

August 8, 2017

Now is the chance for Hydro Ottawa customers to ‘be at the heart of change’.

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Hydro Ottawa releases 2016 Annual Report

June 27, 2017

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

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Dive in to savings with new pool pump rebate

April 26, 2017

Hydro Ottawa customers who own in-ground pools can now save $400 on a more energy-efficient pump with the Save on Energy Poo

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Westin Ottawa makes sustainability a permanent guest

April 24, 2017

With such innovative ideas as its piano staircase that musically inspires staff to skip the elevator, to installing high-eff

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Hydro Ottawa earns Top Employer nod for ninth straight year

April 13, 2017

Hydro Ottawa continues its record as a top National Capital Region employer this year as a result of its ongoing commitment

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CHEO to receive new patient monitors as a result of Hydro Ottawa E-Billing campaign

February 17, 2017

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) received $101,805 for new patient monitors from Hydro Ottawa today as a re

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Hydro Ottawa recognized for powering young peoples’ careers

January 10, 2017

Amid a growing number of retirements facing the company, Hydro Ottawa continues to be regarded as a best employer for those

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Crews working to restore power throughout city after ice, snow fall

January 4, 2017

Hydro Ottawa crews are working to restore power to 4,510 customers in multiple areas across the city.

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Crews to work throughout night to restore power across city

January 4, 2017

Hydro Ottawa crews will work throughout the night to restore power to our customers affected by this winter storm.

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City of Ottawa has Opened Two Warming Centres

January 4, 2017

Recognizing that the weather is expected to get colder overnight, Hydro Ottawa is working with the City of Ottawa to ensure

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Hydro Ottawa recognized for setting the standard in green power

September 28, 2016

Hydro Ottawa is honoured to be recognized at the Ontario Energy Association Excellence Awards as Company of the Year for its

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Energy Ottawa and City of Ottawa announce the dawn of a new solar initiative

September 21, 2016

Today, Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, announced its solar rooftop installation project alongside the City of O

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1,400 descend on Capital Fair a day before gates open

August 18, 2016

Today, Hydro Ottawa has partnered with the Capital Fair to host Special Needs Day.

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Hydro Ottawa continues its commitment to kids at CHEO in new E-Billing campaign

August 16, 2016

Today, Hydro Ottawa announced its 2016 Go Paperless campaign, in which the utility will donate $5 to CHEO for every customer

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Hydro Ottawa encourages employees to ‘Let Your Light Shine’ for Pride Week

August 15, 2016

Today, Hydro Ottawa took part in the Ottawa Capital Pride Workplace Challenge in support of Capital Pride Week with a rainbo

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Hydro Ottawa to participate in IESO province-wide voltage reduction test

August 8, 2016

Hydro Ottawa, along with other local distribution companies throughout Ontario, is participating in a province-wide exercise

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Hydro Ottawa crews continue to restore power throughout the City

July 1, 2016

As of 11 pm., Hydro Ottawa is still dealing with some damage to the electrical system, including downed power lines.

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Hydro Ottawa releases 2015 Annual Report and new strategic plan

June 22, 2016

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.’s Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer and Jim Durrell, C.M., Chair, Board of Direc

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Hydro Ottawa crews assist in Québec restoration efforts

June 21, 2016

Today, Hydro Ottawa deployed crews and equipment to assist Hydro-Québec with power restoration to more than 150,000 customer

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Hydro Ottawa enters into agreement with Hydro-Québec to acquire remaining hydroelectric assets at Chaudière Falls

June 20, 2016

Today, Minister of Energy, Glenn Thibeault and Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli joined Hydro Ottawa’s President and

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Public Statement – Update on Sinkhole in Downtown Ottawa

June 8, 2016

At approximately 10:45 this morning, Hydro Ottawa experienced a power outage affecting 850 customers in the Rideau, Nicholas

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Opening the Doors to Hydro Ottawa's Historic Hidden Gem

June 3, 2016

Hydro Ottawa invites the community to come explore Canada's oldest fully functioning hydroelectric generating station this w

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Hydro Ottawa joins local environmental leaders in the fight against climate change with Carbon 613

June 2, 2016

Hydro Ottawa is proud to announce today that it is taking important steps to fight climate change within its own organizatio

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Hydro Ottawa recognized for promoting energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR Award

May 25, 2016

Yesterday, Natural Resources Canada awarded Hydro Ottawa an ENERGY STAR® Canada Award for its successful approach to encoura

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Hydro Ottawa committed to being one of the greenest utilities in Canada

April 22, 2016

Hydro Ottawa is the largest municipally owned producer of green power in Ontario, generating renewable energy at its run-of-

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Hydro Ottawa responds to sentence under Occupational Health and Safety Act

March 29, 2016

Today, His Worship Justice of the Peace Mackey fined Hydro Ottawa $225,000 plus a 25% victim surcharge in relation to three

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Hydro Ottawa employees giving kids a sporting chance

March 18, 2016

Today, Hydro Ottawa and Christie Lake Kids are proud to host the 7th annual Hydro Ottawa STAR Cup.

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Hydro Ottawa honoured with Employer Excellence award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa

March 9, 2016

This morning, Hydro Ottawa was recognized at the 2016 Employer Council of Champions Summit and Awards conference as an Emplo

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Hydro Ottawa crews assist in Québec restoration efforts

February 25, 2016

Today, Hydro Ottawa deployed crews and equipment to assist Hydro-Québec with power restoration to more than 150,000 customers.

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Hydro Ottawa recognized as being a great employer for great people

February 4, 2016

For the eighth consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa has been recognized as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers.

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Hydro Ottawa, North American utilities partnering to deal with increasing weather-related emergencies

January 22, 2016

Hydro Ottawa is proud to announce it recently signed a formal agreement to become a member of the North Atlantic Mutual Assi

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Hydro Ottawa - a top pick for “Millennials”

January 11, 2016

At Hydro Ottawa, young workers benefit from career development opportunities, community involvement initiatives and a cultur

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