Hydro Ottawa Raises Record Amount for United Way Ottawa

OTTAWA, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is proud to announce its 2012 United Way workplace campaign has raised a record $201,950 to create lasting change in our community.

Through employee donations and corporate matching dollars, Hydro Ottawa's campaigns have raised more than $1.2 million over the past 12 years.

"The enthusiasm of this workforce is outstanding. I am proud to see Hydro Ottawa employees give generously to help the community we serve," said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa.

The company's matching dollars are allocated to the Brighter Tomorrows Fund, a community investment program designed to support frontline agencies that serve people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless to invest in energy-efficient technologies or products.

"I would like to thank Hydro Ottawa and its employees for their incredible leadership in supporting United Way's work in the community," said Michael Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way. "I also applaud Hydro Ottawa for its vision in creating the Brighter Tomorrows Fund, bringing their corporate expertise to address real needs in our city. Hydro Ottawa is helping to make change happen now and for years to come."

In 2011, Hydro Ottawa's campaign committee was honoured with a United Way Community Builder Award. Thanks to the leadership of these volunteers and with the support of employees across the company, Hydro Ottawa's workplace campaign in 2012 is the largest donor among the more than 100 companies in the Construction, Manufacturing and Services category.

Supporting United Way Ottawa is just one way Hydro Ottawa is contributing to the well-being of our community. Whether it is maintaining one of the safest, most reliable electricity distribution systems in Ontario, helping our customers manage their energy consumption or educating children about electricity safety, our over 600 employees continue to be dedicated workers and caring citizens.

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 305,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., the largest municipally-owned producer of green power in Ontario, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy-management services.

SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

For further information:

Claudia Lemieux
Manager, Public Affairs, Hydro Ottawa
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 7684  claudialemieux@hydroottawa.com