OTTAWA, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa is challenging local small businesses to become more energy-efficient. The saveONenergy Small Business Challenge offers eligible small businesses a free energy assessment, up to $1,500 in energy efficient lighting upgrades and/or a free touch screen programmable thermostat.
"The saveONenergy Small Business program is a win-win for local businesses and for our community. Already 7,000 small businesses have participated," said Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro Ottawa. "These programs help businesses manage their energy consumption and contribute to a conservation culture in our community and are free of charge to the small businesses."
The saveONenergy Small Business Challenge is funded by the Ontario Power Authority and brought to you by Hydro Ottawa. For complete details and to take the Challenge, visit www.hydroottawa.com.
The Challenge runs until August 23, 2013. Participation in the Challenge will be tracked online and the ward with the highest percentage participation will be recognized and promoted.
Hydro Ottawa promotes energy conservation locally through its conservation programs. Between 2005 and the end of 2011, residential and business customers in Ottawa saved 500 million kilowatt-hours; enough to power 52,000 homes for a year.
Looking for ways to go green? Visit www.hydroottawa.com/conservation for energy saving tips, or go paperless with E-Billing!
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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