Public invited to visit heritage-designated facility on the Ottawa River
OTTAWA, June 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Energy Ottawa, a Hydro Ottawa subsidiary,
is giving the public the unique opportunity to step inside Canada's
oldest operating hydroelectric generating station as part of Doors Open
Ottawa this weekend, June 7-8.
Hydro Ottawa is welcoming visitors to its Chaudière Falls Generating
Station No. 2 for guided tours of the 123-year-old facility to discover
how hydroelectricity was, and still is, produced. It will also be
offering bucket rides in hydro trucks, as well as a barbecue lunch, to
support its United Way Ottawa workplace campaign.
Commissioned in 1891 and refurbished and fully automated in 2001, the
No. 2 Generating Station it is Canada's oldest surviving hydroelectric
station still in operation.
Doors Open Ottawa is a City of Ottawa initiative in which visitors are
given the opportunity to explore some of the city's most prestigious
buildings and facilities.
Hydro Ottawa has participated in Doors Open Ottawa since 2011.
"This station has been integral to providing clean, reliable power to
Ottawa and surrounding areas for generations. We're proud that more
than 1,400 people visited last year to explore how hydroelectricity is
produced, and we look forward to showcasing it to even more visitors
Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Ottawa
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 310,000 customers in the City of
Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's
largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and
provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
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Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 145