Hydro Ottawa removes equivalent of 49,000 homes from the grid through four-year conservation plan

OTTAWA, Oct. 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa saved 414.9 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity between 2011 and 2014, exceeding its targets set out by the province as a result of increased customer uptake in programs.

During 2014, Hydro Ottawa achieved an incremental 34.7 megawatts (MW) in peak demand savings and 72 gigawatt hours (GWh) in energy savings – the highest yearly results over the program period.

Strong relationships with commercial customers, as well as increased participation, contributed to the success of conservation programs over the last four years. Commercial customers took advantage of Retrofit and Small Business Lighting programs, and residential customers participated in the Fridge and Freezer Pickup, Heating & Cooling and Coupon programs.

Quick facts

  • The overall results achieved in 2011-2014 are 60.1 MW in peak demand savings and 414.9 GWh in energy savings, which represents 70.5 percent of the demand target and 110.7 percent of the energy target.
  • These results reflect the work done by Hydro Ottawa in cooperation with other utilities, customers, and many channel partners and stakeholders.
  • Hydro Ottawa is now delivering conservation programming under the 2015-2020 Conservation First Framework.

Quotes

"These efforts speak to Hydro Ottawa's dedication to promoting conservation and to the community's commitment to sustainability. The over-achievement of our GWh target helps encourage us to continue making strides in this area and positions us well for future Conservation and Demand Management frameworks."
- Hydro Ottawa President and CEO Bryce Conrad

About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa's core businesses are delivering electricity, generating renewable power and providing energy conservation/management services. Hydro Ottawa is a community-owned, private company, delivering electricity to more than 319,500 customers in Ottawa and Casselman. It is the largest municipally owned producer of green power in the province, with hydroelectric and landfill gas-to-energy generating facilities. Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc.
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SOURCE Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.



For further information: Daniel Séguin, Manager, Media and Public Affairs, Hydro Ottawa, Tel: 613-738-5499 ext. 345, danseguin@hydroottawa.com

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