Media Advisory - Media are invited to tour and photograph Canada's oldest operating hydroelectric generating station as part of Doors Open Ottawa this weekend, June 7-8

OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Energy Ottawa, a Hydro Ottawa subsidiary, is hosting tours of its Chaudière Falls Generating Station No. 2 for visitors to discover how hydroelectricity was, and still is, produced.

Did you know?

  • This hydroelectric generating station was built by industrialist E.H. Bronson in 1891 and is the oldest operating hydroelectric generator in Canada.
  • It produces enough clean energy to power about 7,500 homes a year.
  • Hydro Ottawa has historical photographs available to the media.

When: June 7-8, 2014 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (final tour 3 p.m. on Sunday)

Where: Chaudière Falls Generating Station No. 2

Directions:

  • Take Booth Street north, turn right on Middle Street at the NCC Victoria Island sign
  • Pass the Vertical Reality building (located on the left)
  • Turn right on Mill Street
  • Free parking available in the NCC parking lots

SOURCE Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.

For further information:

Laura Lauzon
Supervisor, Media and Public Affairs
Hydro Ottawa
Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 145
lauralauzon@hydroottawa.com