Hydro Ottawa A Top Employer in the National Capital Region Once Again

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - For the fifth consecutive year, Hydro Ottawa has been named one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers. Announced in this morning's Ottawa Citizen, the award, which is sponsored by MediaCorp, recognizes employers that offer exceptional places to work.

"We are honoured to receive this award once again.  It is a testament to the strength of our employees, and the culture we share of caring for our customers, our community, and our environment," said Bryce Conrad, Hydro Ottawa President and Chief Executive Officer.

"I am proud of what our employees have accomplished over the past year - how they work closely with our customers to make them more energy efficient and to save money, their record of volunteering in the community and raising money for the United Way, and their willingness to help our neighbours, as they did in Connecticut and New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. We were the first utility to cross the border to help restore power to those stricken communities," added Conrad.

Hydro Ottawa is focused on building an organization that attracts the best employees and retains them by offering an exceptional workplace. Among its many programs are those that recognize employee achievements, encourage employee feedback to management, strongly promote employee health and workplace safety, and provide employees with training and advancement opportunities.

The National Capital Region Top Employers Award selects organizations that offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs in the areas of physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

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


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